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2015: UPP Ready To Form Alliance – Chairman

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ChekwasThe United Progressive Party says it is ready to form alliance with any interested political party ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, said this in Enugu on Saturday at a reception  organised for him by party stalwarts.

Okorie said the party had put in place its traditional structures ahead of the elections.

According to him, members of the party represent over 25 per cent of the voting population across the country.

Okorie said that in the absence of an alliance by interested parties, UPP would field candidates to contest various positions in the elections.

“UPP is very ready for the 2015 general elections but if per chance there is an alliance because it is always a possibility, then we will come in to ensure a blend.

“But if not, we will field candidates for the presidential election and others”, he said.

On the forth coming 54th Independence anniversary celebration of the country, the national chairman called on Nigerian leaders to reflect on the past with a view to improving the future.

He appealed to the Federal and State Governments to create more jobs for youths in the society.

“We have to thank God for being together. This is a time of deep reflection because it is coming at a time when the general elections are around the corner.

“Nigerians should decide on whether they should remain the way they are or use their God-given franchise, which is their ballot papers, to effect positive changes”, Okorie said.

He also called on government, security agencies, as well as individuals to step up the fight against insurgency in the country. (NAN)

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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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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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