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Ekiti People Own My Mandate, They’ll Resist Plot To Impeach Me – Fayose

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Ayo FayoseAs the plot by All Progressives Congress lawmakers of the Ekiti State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose thickens, the governor has said that his mandate, which was “freely and wholeheartedly” given to him by the electorate, will be defended by Ekiti People.

“Ekiti people, who are the owners of my mandate, will defend it against political usurpers, whom they had rejected twice in the last nine months”, Mr. Fayose said.

Nineteen lawmakers of the opposition APC had on Friday served Mr. Fayose and his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, an impeachment notice.

The lawmakers gave them seven days to respond to allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.

They raised eight impeachable offences against the governor and his deputy, which include; the invasion of the House of Assembly with thugs and miscreants; instigating an unconstitutional takeover of the House by seven legislators to sit in contravention of Section 96 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Prevention of the 19 APC legislative members from performing legislative duties with the use of security agents and armed thugs; and Sponsoring an unlawful impeachment process in the House.

They also accused Mr. Fayose of spending Ekiti State funds without requisite constitutional approval in contravention of the Constitution; running the Government of Ekiti State without legally constituted Executive Council in contravention of Section 192 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; operating an illegal 2014 Budget and Instigating illegal sitting of the House.

Speaking via a statement released by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, on Sunday, the governor also urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, to sustain his stand of not allowing the use of the judiciary to change the outcome of elections.

According to him, the impeachment move is a plot to distract him from concentrating on governance and the coming Saturday’s House of Assembly election.

He, therefore, called on members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in the State not to be distracted from their goal of delivering all the 26 Assembly seats in the State to the party.

“Sovereignty belongs to the people and the people of Ekiti State on June 21, 2014, surrendered their sovereignty to me to be their governor for four years.

“Instead of respecting the wish of Ekiti people, which they again affirmed on March 28 and will further affirm on April 11, the APC people that were rejected in two free and fair elections have been trying all tricks to return to power through the back door.

“They filed several cases in their bid to stop my inauguration as governor and even committed murder in the process”, he said

Gov. Fayose said the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, was assured of assuming office as Acting Governor and that informed his non-attendance of his inauguration, “as he was still hoping that even on October 16, 2014, a court order would be gotten to stop my inauguration”.

“Their evil plots against the mandate of Ekiti people failed then, but up to now, they are not relenting.

“Today, even though Omirin has been duly impeached, he still believes he can be Acting Governor while Dr Kayode Fayemi that was roundly rejected by Ekiti people is also boasting that he will return to power through the instrumentality of the court.

“However, let me warn the APC as a party to respect the wish of Ekiti people as the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan respected the wish of Nigerians on the election of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).

“Any attempt to undermine the sovereignty of Ekiti people, using whatever instrument will be resisted by the people themselves because power belongs to the people and they have handed it to whom they desire to exercise till October 16, 2018.

“The APC gladiators in Ekiti should therefore emulate President Jonathan and the PDP by waiting till 2018 to try their luck again”, he said.

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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

Governor Bello

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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