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Don’t Blame Me For Your Political Misfortune, Orji Tells Kalu

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Kalu-OrjiGovernor Theodore Orji of Abia State has told his predecessor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to stop putting the blame for his (Kalu’s) political misfortunes at his doorstep.

Recall that Kalu had in a letter dated November 24, which he addressed to the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, accused Orji of imposing his preferred candidates on the party ahead of the 2015 election, and announced his withdrawal from the Abia North senatorial zone citing bias on the part of the governor.

But the governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, denied the allegation by Mr. Kalu, describing it as “spurious and the ranting of a drowning man”.

“Kalu knows very well that even if he contests election today, he cannot win election in the state again because he is a liability. He should stop deceiving himself as being a member of PDP which he is not”.

Mr. Orji also described as false, the allegation by his predecessor that he deceived some prominent indigenes of the state into resigning their plum positions to contest the Abia governorship race and other elective positions in the state, when infact, he already had his candidates for the positions.

“Everybody has the right to aspire for any position of one’s choice, and I lack the constitutional powers to prevent one from testing one’s popularity in an open contest. Resignation from public office is part of the requirements for political office seekers, hence, it will be wrong for anyone to blame the governor for an action one deliberately took in conformity with the electoral laws”, Mr. Ajunwa quoted the governor as saying.

Mr. Orji, who said he had not anointed or imposed any candidate, maintained his firm belief that the PDP governorship flag-bearer will emerge from a credible primaries in line with the party’s position that Abia South should be allowed to produce his successor in the spirit of fairness and equity.

He, therefore, said that Kalu should be ignored as he is only bent on blackmailing the state government for selfish political reasons.

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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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