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I Didn’t Defect To APC Because Of Federal Appointment – Oke

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Olusola-OkeA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has denied speculations in some quarters that he defected to the APC to be able to get an appointment from the incoming administration, saying his priority for joining the party was to help build the party in the state.

Oke, who was a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party and the party’s candidate in the 2012 governorship election in the state, defected to APC on April 8, 2015 following internal wrangling in the state chapter of the PDP between his group and that of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

The former PDP flag bearer in a statement on Monday by his media aide, Rotimi Ogunleye, said instead of jostling for positions, he was ready to be a part of the process that would deepen democracy, throw up good and accountable leadership that would deliver good governance to the people of the state.

The lawyer added that his intention was to join other leaders of the party in the state to build a formidable party that would win elections in the state.

“My priority is to join other leaders of APC to build a stronger and formidable party in Ondo state. Contrary to unhealthy speculations from some quarters, I am not in a chase for any position. More than anything, restoration of good governance in Ondo state is my priority. This I am committed to”, the statement partly read.

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  1. Amachree Gbenizibe

    May 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

    People of your type should keep quiet and allow matters stay the way they are.Your only motivation is relevance and appointment.

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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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