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Speakership: Contender Withdraws From Race, Teams Up With Gbajabiamila

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MEMBERS ELECT, HOUSE OF REPS: MOHAMMED MONGUNO (RIGHT, MINORITY LEADER, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, ABDULSAMAD DASUKI, ABUBAKAR AMUDA KANNIKE, FUNKE ADEDOYIN AND RASAQ ATUNWA DURING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS RETREAT FOR MEMBERS ELECT IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY

MEMBERS ELECT, HOUSE OF REPS: MOHAMMED MONGUNO (RIGHT, MINORITY LEADER, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, ABDULSAMAD DASUKI, ABUBAKAR AMUDA KANNIKE, FUNKE ADEDOYIN AND RASAQ ATUNWA DURING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS RETREAT FOR MEMBERS ELECT IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY

The member representing Borno, Marte, Monguno and Nganzaine federal constituency in the House of Representatives and one of the contestants for the position of Speaker of the 8th Assembly, Mohammed Monguno, on Tuesday voluntarily withdrew from the race.

Monguno, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, said that he was withdrawing from the race to back the candidature of House Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, one of the frontline contenders.

Monguno added that he would join Gbajabiamila for the position of deputy speaker.

Part of a statement he issued in Abuja, read, “After broad consultations and thoughtful consideration, I have decided not to run for the office of the Speaker in the 8th Assembly.

“Instead, I give my full endorsement to my friend and colleague, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who I believe has the requisite qualification to lead the 8th Assembly in the onerous task of addressing the important and pressing needs of the citizens of this nation.

“I will instead be running for the Deputy Speaker position on a joint ticket with Hon. Gbajabiamila”.

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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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