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Niger East By-Election: APC Candidate Is Like A Son To Me – IBB

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BARRISTER DAVID UMARU

BARRISTER DAVID UMARU

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for this weekend’s Niger East senatorial by-election, Barrister David Umaru, is like a son to him and promised to treat him as such.

The former Nigerian leader’s comment is coming on the heels of the confidence expressed by the national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun that Barrister Umaru will emerge victorious in the by-election scheduled for tomorrow.

IBB as he is fondly called by admirers, who hosted APC leaders led by Odigie-Oyegun and the governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso at his hilltop mansion in Minna, the state capital, said that Barrister Umaru has been a member of his household and so not new to him.

He stated that “David Umaru is like a member of my family; I see him like my son and I will do to him what a father does to a son. I will surely do. His wife and my children always share ideas together, his wife and my children also schooled in the same school”.

IBB congratulated Mr. Odigie-Oyegun on his emergence as the national chairman of APC, adding that he has the capacity to lead and congratulated the party for his emergence.

The former military ruler called on all the parties to ensure peace during the by-election and for the wish of the people to prevail adding that Niger State is a home of peace and commended them for doing a good job.

Earlier, the national chairman of APC said that the team was in Niger State to find out about the popularity of David Umaru that they have been hearing about and that they were impressed with what they saw on ground.

According to him, the country needs change and the time for change has come because people are saying the government at the centre is corrupt, but those who are saying the government is corrupt are just praising the government because what is on the ground is worse than corruption.

The APC chairman noted that the problem of Nigeria has gone beyond building roads, bridges and other infrastructures because what Nigeria needs is general change of psyche and attitude hence if it is not changed, the generation to come would look at corruption and other aberrations as a way of life.

Chief Oyegun said, “We need you (IBB) to support us to change the psyche of Nigeria because permanent damage has been done to the psyche of our people, the trend must change”.

Also speaking to journalists after the visit, he stated that they were to hold a rally in Minna but were denied use of the state polo playing field, describing the development as a crude way of politics that should not be condoned in a civilized society.

“We find a way to talk to our supporters in a very quiet place but it is not good that we were denied venue to hold our rally”, he said.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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