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2015: Plateau People Will Reject Another Berom Native As Jang’s Successor, Says Ex-NPC Boss, Makama

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jonah-jang1-465x300A former head of the National Population Commission, Chief Samaila Makama, has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the entire Plateau electorate will not support another Berom indigene to succeed Jonah Jang as governor of the state come 2015.

“We will reject another Berom-speaking national to replace Jang in 2015”, Mr. Makama said.

Mr. Makama, a chieftain of the party, made his position known in Jos in an interview with journalists on Saturday, while reacting to the purported endorsement of Gyang Pwajok, a serving senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, as Mr. Jang’s successor in the 2015 governorship elections.

“Governor Jang is a Berom man and he has been in power for two terms of eight years. The Berom people should allow other tribes to also produce a governor. We have over 50 ethnic groups in this state. Allowing only Berom to rule after eight years of Jang amounts to perpetuating ethnic hegemony”.

The former NPC boss said he told Mr. Jang when he and other party leaders were invited by the governor to seek support for Mr. Pwajok that Plateau people will not support the governor’s candidate.

Despite insisting that his successor will be chosen by God, Mr. Jang is said to have, this week, urged the people of the Plateau State to support the governorship bid of Mr. Pwajok, so that he will take over the senator’s seat in the National Assembly in 2015.

However, Mr. Makama, who hails from Plateau Central, stressed that “Plateau people will not only reject government candidate, we will reject another Berom speaking national to replace Jang in 2015”.

“In the spirit of equity and fairness, the Berom should allow other zones to take the governorship slot in 2015, we don’t want one particular tribe to dominate and enslave others”, 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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