South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, said yesterday that the alleged imposition of candidates who did not win the primary elections of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as party candidate will haunt the party at the polls.
“A situation whereby a governor of a state would try to nominate everybody to become part of him is not democracy,” Clark said.
“When they do that they are merely protecting their own interests. If you nominate someone to represent you, they will go and nominate somebody else.
“The leadership of the PDP at various levels are doing that for their selfish interests. That is why they don’t allow you to elect your candidate for an election. It is the same people who will deny you access to Mr. President.”
Clark frowned at this yesterday and feared that the apathy it created within the party would haunt the party at the polls at all levels. But he was optimistic President Jonathan would still emerge winner.
He said that things would change for the better for the party once Jonathan is re-elected in the March 28 Presidential election.
Speaking to Vanguard about the deployment of soldiers for the elections, the former federal commissioner for information said that troops would be deployed at polling centres to assist the police to ensure a hitch-free elections, pointing out that what the people wanted was a safe environment to exercise their rights, which could only be achieved with deployments of soldiers.
“Our people want their safety when they go out to vote and the soldiers would be deployed to guarantee that,” Clark said.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
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.
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.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: 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.
￼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.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
- Entertainment21 hours ago
“Those Inmates In Benin Were Illegally Released By Authorities” – BBNaija’s Tacha Claims
- News Feed17 hours ago
#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)
- News Feed24 hours ago
Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo
- National News23 hours ago
BREAKING: Edo Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew
- Travel24 hours ago
Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday
- Entertainment20 hours ago
#EndSARS: ‘We Want To Change Established Systems’ – Singer Bez
- News Feed24 hours ago
Stop using death of your child to blackmail Nigerians – Kiki Mordi tells D’banj
- News Feed23 hours ago
Flood allegedly hijacks the new mansion of Delta State Deputy Speaker Hon Osanebi Ossai