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Allow Akwa Ibom People Decide Their Next Governor – Bassey Tells Akpabio

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bassey albertAhead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries slated for November 29, nationwide, one of those jostling for the party’s ticket in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Bassey Albert, has called on the governor, Dr. Godswill Akpabio, to let the people’s will prevail on the choice of a successor.

Speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, Bassey, who hails from Uyo Senatorial District said, “I have been mentored by His Excellency, Governor Godswill Akpabio being the commissioner of finance for seven years. I was part of his success story; I was part of the uncommon transformation of Akwa Ibiom State. With due respect, I have what it takes to continue where my governor stops as an insider. I am in the best position to step into his shoes. I have what it takes to take the state to the next level. My blueprint is ready and it would be unfolded in Uyo next week Thursday.

“As a human being, Governor Akpabio has the right to prefer any of us as his successor, there is nothing wrong with that but my appeal to him as a leader is to let the people of Akwa Ibom decide the next governor. He should let the internal democracy of our great party, PDP, be the method to be used to determine the next governor of the state”.

Albert recalled the roles he had played as a finance commissioner and said they were enough to help him build on the foundation already laid by the outgoing governor.

“As the commissioner of finance for seven years, I was part of the uncommon transformation in the state. I prepared and supervised the implementation of the budget for seven years. The increase in the internally generated revenue (IGR) from a paltry sum of N350 million monthly to N2 billion originated from my table, to the glory of God. His Excellency discovered me, nurtured me and I have justified the confidence he has in me”, he stressed.

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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

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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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