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Nigeria2015: We Are Worried About Buhari’s Ideas, Not His Age – Akpabio

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Akpabio-GodswillGovernor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, has said that the ideas emanating from Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, is a cause for concern for the Peoples Democratic Party and its leaders.

Speaking during the PDP Women Presidential Rally in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Friday, Akpabio alleged that the APC flag bearer was suffering from amnesia.

“We are not worried about the age of the man, but we are worried about the age of his ideas”, Mr. Akpabio said.

“Because in 1983 that was the same man that truncated democracy. 50 years old ideas. 1966, they came and said they want to take power because of corruption.

“50 years after they formed a group of aggrieved peoples’ party, and they are all going back with APC and they are saying they want to take power because of corruption.

“But we are fighting corruption. If you come to Akwa Ibom, can’t you see the projects all over? We don’t have a pothole. Women are still empowered.

“Mummy (in reference to Dame Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s First Lady), we have what is called WADP, Women in Agriculture Development Programme. My wife has the one she calls Green Brigade. We are empowering the women”.

Mr. Akpabio said that government’s activities in the power sector as well as the revival of the country’s railway services are evidences that President Goodluck Jonathan is fighting corruption.

“When there is no corruption, the people will enjoy. Government is fighting corruption. That is why the president is transforming the power sector. That is why today nobody can complain about fertilizers”, he said.

“That is why the power sector is improving. That is why the trains are working. It was corruption that killed the trains. Jonathan is fighting corruption; that is why the roads are working. You can drive from Lagos to Benin – that is what I mean by fighting corruption. Not by talking about it”.

Akapbio, who is the Chairman, PDP Governors Forum, said that Mr. Buhari’s “50-year-old” idea were the reason he doesn’t remember the name of his running mate.

“So 50-year-old idea, when they come how are we sure he will even know the name of his country? If after election, will he even know the name of his country? Mr. Akpabio asked.

“So we have no problem with the age of the man, we have problem with the age of his ideas. So I assure you that Goodluck Jonathan, who is within the youth bracket, will come back as president of Nigeria.

“What can bring unity to Nigeria is the return of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. We’re saying that what is good for the goose is good for the gander. And that he must do his second term”.

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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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