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Osun APC: ‘Omisore Lost Fair And Square’

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omisore-aregbeThe Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Saturday’s governorship poll, Senator Iyiola Omisore, lost “fairly”.

The party was reacting to Omisore’s remarks that his defeat to Rauf Aregbesola of APC was due to the damage done to him and his party by the former Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Rufus Akeju.

Omisore said: “We had a situation where a clearly partisan REC had opened the entire electoral system to our opponent from the registration stage through data storage to personnel loading… Before he left, he did a lot of harm in the system that would take years to rectify”.

But in a statement yesterday by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, APC said: “To accuse the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Akeju, especially, is the hallmark of a man in delusional stupor. He has not been able to climb down from his high horse of living a lie.

“Omisore lost fair and square because the people rejected him for his notoriety as a violently–disposed individual. Secondly, he offered nothing to the people except to promise the destruction of everything the people were enjoying from Aregbesola’s administration. He presented himself to the people as a destroyer, not a builder, and instilled fear in the hearts of Osun people.

“That was why, in spite of the security apparatus of the Nigerian state put at his disposal and that of Osun PDP; the terrorist marksmen from Bayelsa State brought to Osun by Asari Dokubo and Tompolo; and the army of thugs within the state available to Omisore and the PDP, they could neither persuade nor intimidate the people to vote for them.

“That Omisore cannot figure out why he suffered such a defeat shows the shallowness of his intellect and the immaturity of his political engagement. We hope the committee he set up to find out why he lost the election will detect the fraud and the lie in which they had lived, deluding themselves that Aregbesola was ‘unpopular’ in the state.

“Omisore knew when he was about to cast his vote that the odds were against him. In one brief moment, he was forced to say a little prayer (maybe for forgiveness) before he voted.

“He talked about fraud by INEC without producing a shred of evidence. He is just setting up a committee to look for that fraud. The path of honour, if he has any left, is to accept defeat honourably and move on”.

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  1. Rotimi Adedayo

    August 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Omisore has forgotten that the evil men perpetrated will for ever exist after them!

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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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

Governor Bello

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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