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2015: Rivers PDP Reads Riot Act To Governorship, Other Aspirants

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FROM LEFT: PDP DEPUTY NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, MR UCHE SECONDUS; CHAIRMAN, PDP RIVERS, MR FELIX OBUAH AND NYESOM WIKE

FROM LEFT: PDP DEPUTY NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, MR UCHE SECONDUS; CHAIRMAN, PDP RIVERS, MR FELIX OBUAH AND NYESOM WIKE

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State has warned its governorship and other aspirants to play by the rules and be guided by the provisions of Article 58 (1) of the party’s constitution of 2012 as amended, threatening that disciplinary actions would be taken against errant members.

The state PDP Chairman, Mr. Felix Obuah, stressed the need for aspirants contesting on the party’s platform to show decorum and stop making scathing statements that could bring the name of the party into disrepute.

He was reacting to statements credited to some of the governorship aspirants, who decried the failure of the party to abide by the zoning agreement in the state.

The leadership of the party in the state had ahead of the 2015 poll declared that the governorship position would not be zoned to any senatorial district, local government or ethnic nationality.

Obuah, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Jerry Needam, said, “It has become very imperative to urge aspirants to be decorous and stop engaging in those unfaithful and caustic activities and statements.

“The party notes with sadness the orchestrated actions by aspirants deliberately designed to malign the party and its leadership by continuously dishing out outright falsehood, unsubstantiated claims and above all, threatening the tranquility and harmony in the party through various media publications and misrepresentations at public fora”.

Mr. Obuah reminded the aspirants that the party remains superior to individuals and would not cease to conduct its programmes and activities according to the provisions of its constitution.

Citing a portion of the PDP constitution, Obuah noted, “Article 58(1) of the constitution states that the party shall have power to discipline any member who says or does anything likely to bring the party into disrepute, hatred or contempt; engages in anti-party activities; engages in any conduct likely to cause disaffection among members of the party or is likely to disrupt the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the business of the party.

“The party shall discipline any member who engages in unauthorised publicity of disputes within the party or creates a parallel party at any level and promotes factions or belongs to any group under the guise of the party and by whatever name called, not being one provided for in the constitution of the PDP”.

The chairman added that he would be left with no other option but to apply relevant provisions of the party’s constitution against any erring member, no matter how highly placed, to serve as a deterrent to others.

He stressed further that the state PDP would no longer watch few individuals, parading as aspirants of the party, but had never been to the state party secretariat, to constitute themselves as cogs in the wheel of the party’s progress.

“The party shall henceforth take advantage of the provisions of the constitution to restore sanity and decorum amongst its members. The unity, peace and progress of the PDP shall not be compromised”, he further warned.

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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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Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#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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