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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Endorses Jonathan For Second Term

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GEJ1The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second tenure of office.

The President-General of the group, Garry Igariwey, made the assertion on Tuesday in Umuahia, while briefing Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia, and the chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum.

The briefing was on the outcome of the meeting of the group in Enugu.

Mr. Igariwey said the decision to endorse Mr. Jonathan was unanimously taken at an enlarged meeting of all the affiliate Igbo groups.

He said the organisation was convinced that Mr. Jonathan’s administration had made tremendous efforts to address the infrastructure needs of the people of the South-East.

He appealed to other zones in the country to support Mr. Jonathan’s candidacy, saying it was only fair and just to allow the South-South to complete a second tenure.

He also urged Nigerians to realise that the wealth of the nation came from the South-South with the attendant environmental degradation.

The president-general added that no sacrifice would be too much to make for the area.

Responding, the governor thanked Ohanaeze for its decision, saying Mr. Jonathan deserved the support of all well-meaning Nigerians.

He said that Nigeria belonged to all Nigerians and that there was no justification for anybody to deny the president a second tenure.

Mr. Orji, who is the Coordinator of the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation in the South-East, promised to deliver the document of the endorsement to the president.

On the Ohanaeze delegation were the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi and Deputy Director-General of Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organsiation, Ben Obi.

The Chairman of the South-East Traditional Rulers Council, Cletus Ilomuanya, is among others in the delegation.

(NAN)

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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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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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