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Organised Labour In Ekiti Declares Work-free Day Over Fayose’s Supreme Court Victory

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The organised labour in Ekiti State has declared today, a work-free day in the state as a mark of solidarity with Governor Ayodele Fayose on his victory at the Supreme Court.

The apex court re-validated the victory of the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, in the June 21, 2014 governorship election in the state.

The Ekiti unions made the declaration yesterday in Ado Ekiti during a peaceful procession by their members as a mark of solidarity with the governor over his Supreme Court victory.

The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council had massed at the popular Fajuyi Park Resort centre , where they declared today, Friday, a work-free day for workers of the state civil service.

Speaking through the Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Ayodeji Aluko, after their rally, the unionists warned politicians in the state against heating up the polity, lamenting that the breach of public peace had also been coming from a few elites and certain political group who sees Ekiti governorship as their sole right.

The NLC boss who frowned on the attempt by 19 APC lawmakers to impeach Fayose, lamented the sporadic shootings noticed at the House of Assembly a couple of weeks ago , when members of the PDP had to occupy the Assembly to forestall Fayose from being impeached, saying his members would have been killed, but for providence.

‘“As critical stake holders, we deem it fit to make a clarion call to all Ekiti indigenes home and in the diaspora to project the need for peace and stability in our State. We want to implore our politicians to embrace the true precepts of democratic practices by imbibing the principles of sportsmanship.

“While making this call, the organized labour , wish to warn those who have been induced to compromise the stability of Ekiti State and those who continue to malign our image as a people to desist from doing so.

“We wish to affirm our confidence in the judiciary and commend the third arm of government for living up to its role as the last hope ofthe common man.

“ We pledge our support once again for Governor Fayose and urge him to continue to do things that have placed him on a pedestal of recognition,” he said.

Aluko further noted the consistent restiveness being witnessed in Ekiti could be ascribed to political intolerance on the part of the political gladiators.

“Ekiti people are naturally peace-loving and hospitable. Ekiti peopleare distinguished by self-pride, integrity and hardwork. But all the values are fast being eroded because of the desperation and egocentric desire of some politicians who see politics as a viable means of wealth acquisition.”

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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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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

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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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