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Jonathan Planned To Divide APC By Wooing Atiku – Fayemi

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Kayode-FayemiThe immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the reported silent moves by President Goodluck Jonathan to woo former Vice President Atiku Abubakar back to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is a failed mission.

Fayemi said the ploy is to cause division in the camp of the All Progressives Congress and dim the chances of its presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) ahead of the March 28 presidential election.

The ex-governor also said the removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, could only be done in accordance with the 1999 Constitution.

Fayemi, who spoke as a guest on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Thursday, was reacting to the declaration of support by some groups under the Turaki Vanguard for the candidature of President Jonathan

The ex-governor, who is the Director of Policy, Research and Documentation of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, said Atiku remained a committed leader of the party and would work for the victory of Buhari.

He said, “Anybody can just pick some people on the street and call them members of Turaki Group. Though, I am aware of the surreptitious plans to divide us, but wooing Atiku back to the PDP will not certainly work because he is committed to this project.

“So, Atiku is still in the APC and he has come out boldly to denounce this group. It was a fact that he offered himself to be President but the delegate acted otherwise by voting for Maj. Gen Buhari.

“I don’t foresee that he will walk away from the APC on the basis of this because there is nothing on ground to make him do that. He has remained consistent for Buhari and he is committed to the APC”.

Reacting to the clamour for the sack of Jega by some political parties and interests group, of lately the Oodua Peoples Congress and Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, Fayemi said the entire Nigerian populace would query President Jonathan if he bowed to pressure to remove the INEC chairman from office at this critical time, adding that such an attempt could bring suspicion that would do the country no good.

On the mock accreditation conducted by INEC in 12 states of the federation to test-run the workability of the smart card readers, Fayemi advised the INEC to block all loopholes based on the reservations expressed by some critical stakeholders for the outcome of the elections to be acceptable.

He, however, expressed optimism that the card reader would turn out to be a blessing in view of the success recorded in Lagos, which he said was known to be densely populated.

Fayemi added, “Our party is not that worried about this card reader thing, but we are only concerned about the non-delivery of Permanent Voter Cards to some region.

“Like in Ogun State, I heard Governor Ibikunle Amosun complaining that about 250,000 PVCs are yet to be delivered. This is a peculiar case.

“But it was available in some areas like Ekiti, but people decided not to collect. Though that had been taken to be cases of multiple registrations.

“So, in the area of collection, INEC cannot be blamed because people may decide not to vote”, Fayemi stated.

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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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