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Peterside Preaches Tolerance, Enjoins Rivers People To Have Faith In Security Agencies

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Dakuku-PetersideDr Dakuku Peterside, the Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, on Sunday urged the people to remain peaceful and have faith in the security agencies.

Peterside made the call in Abam-ama in Okrika Local Government area when he visited the APC Secretariat destroyed by explosions.

He said the party was confident that the security agencies would fish-out those behind the act.

“Talking about this specific instance of the APC Secretariat in Okrika, the people have seen enough violence and you know that they would reject violence”, he said.

“Our party leaders, please continue to preach the message of peace; do not relent and do not give up”, he said.

According to him, “the bombing of the party secretariat is a sad development and it is unfortunate that some persons in the society have decided to choose this part”.

Peterside said there had been a pattern of violence lately against the party.

“When we had the presidential rally in Port Harcourt, our people were attacked in Asari-Toru and Tai Local Government areas”, he said.

He said some party members, who came for the same rally, were attacked around Elele in Ikwerre Local Government area, alleging that all fingers pointed toward the opposition in the state.

“We have raised these issues with the Commissioner of Police and other security agencies”, he said.

“The acts of violence exhibited at many other instances portend danger for our democracy; I do not want to believe that it is a signpost of what to expect in February 14 and 28”.

Peterside said he was optimistic that the police would do something about the various attacks on the party. (NAN)

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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