The family of the late acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the Oputa Panel report.
Speaking yesterday during the 22nd anniversary of the annulment of the election, held at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos, the spokesperson of the family, Alimi Abiola, said: “We want to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to make the report of the Oputa Panel public. This is not just in the interest of my father but also in the interest of everybody affected by it.
“It will be good to know who did what and how it happened.”
Guest speaker at the event, Prof. Godini Darah of Delta State University (DELSU) urged President Buhari to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. He noted that the country would not make any meaningful progress without carrying out the fundamental proposals of the conference.
“President Buhari needs to implement the fundamental proposals of the conference submitted to him by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. There is an urgent need for him to restructure the country into a federation of states with each of them having its own constitution.
“He should also look into the recommendation for the creation of additional states with each of the six geo-political zones having equal number of states.
“It is also imperative for him to approve the creation of state police to address the challenge of insurgency and crime in the country,” he said.
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
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— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
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