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Buhari, Fit And Capable of Leading Nigeria – Edwin Clark

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EDWIN-CLARKFrontline Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has again drummed up support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The elder statesman described Mr. Buhari as being capable of leading the country, therefore, he should be supported by all Nigerians.

Clark, who was the self-styled godfather of former President Goodluck Jonathan, made this known at his residence in Abuja when he played host to a group known as Probity Ambassadors Organisation of Nigeria Wednesday.

The former Federal Commissioner for Information noted that though he was among those who campaigned against the emergence of Buhari during the election, he said since Nigerians voted for the incumbent President, he must be supported in order to enable him succeed in the task ahead.

He added that the way Jonathan conceded defeat had also made the task of governing the country easier for President Buhari.

Clark said, “I have congratulated President Buhari and today, he is our President. He’s not the President of a section of the country.

“Buhari is fit for the job and he’s capable of leading us. We will support him.

“Campaigns are over and a winner has emerged. We must come together after the election and give our support to the President.

“The loser of the election, who had all the powers to do and undo, came out to congratulate the President.

“That action of the former President is the best thing that has happened in this country”.

Clark expressed the belief that Jonathan conceded defeat and congratulated Buhari because of his love for the country.

“You can only be the President of the country when it is intact. All of us must join hands together to support President Buhari”, he added.

Clark pleaded with those who might not agree with President Buhari to bid their time until 2019 when elections would be held again, saying “this is when there will be another opportunity for election”.

“Then Nigerians would determine if the President has done well or not. Democracy has come to stay in the country”, he added.

He also counseled Nigerians to on the need to borrow a leaf from the attitude exhibited by the people of the United Kingdom, whom he said, had forgotten about their last election, which was held in May.

Clark said members of both the Conservatives and the Labour Party had been living together in peace as if nothing had happened.

He stressed that those who thought he would die because his party, the Peoples Democratic Party and his godson, former President Jonathan lost the election, were shortsighted.

The Ijaw leader explained that as an elder statesman, he was duty bound to support whoever won election to lead the nation.

“Those who think I would die because of the outcome of election are missing it. Why should I die? I’m a Nigerian.

“I will support whoever wins. My advice to the President and the All Progressives Congress is that they should have regard for the country and work with all.

“The issue of winner takes all is not in our interest. People are bound to vote for or against you. Those who voted for you believed in you and those who voted for another person believed in another person”, he said.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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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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