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Vandalism Of Rivers Govt House: Wike Using ‘Smear Campaign’ To Siphon State Funds – Amaechi

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Nyesom WikeThe immediate past governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused his successor, Nyesom Wike, of using provocative utterances and smear campaigns against his person as a cover to loot billions of naira from the state treasury.

In a statement issued, Monday, the former governor alleged that Governor Wike is trying to intimidate, threaten and blackmail officials of his (Amaechi’s) administration, including civil servants, into making false, phony and bogus claims of alleged corruption and corrupt practices against him and his wife, Dame Judith.

It would be recalled that during the post-inauguration thanksgiving service in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Mr. Wike had accused his predecessor of vandalising properties in the Government House.

According to Wike, items like bullet proof doors, carpets, cars, furniture, curtains and windows were taken away by Mr. Amaechi.

The governor on Monday took his allegation a step further by leading members of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on a tour of the Government House, showing them the extent of the vandalism of the place.

But in his statement, Amaechi said that Mr. Wike had gone to “ridiculous and absurd” lengths to show his imaginary claims of vandalisation and looting in Government House in his bid to vote billions of naira for renovation of the place.

“I am aware that this (Monday) morning, Wike in company of his coterie of court jesters took some video cameramen and photographers on a tour of the Governor’s residence inside Government House”, Mr. Amaechi said in a statement issued by David Iyofor, his spokesperson.

“He took them to the Governor’s bedroom where he made further claims that the place have been looted.

“The question to ask is, did Wike know what was in my former bedroom before now to conclude that the bedroom was looted? Did he speak with or review with the Permanent Secretary of Government House, who is the chief accounting officer before jumping into such hasty and misguided conclusion?

“Apparently, he had already reached a conclusion before arriving Government House, and all he has been saying and doing is to work towards that conclusion of looting and vandalisation”.

Mr. Amaechi accused the governor of barring key Government House officials, civil servants, from accessing the place on May 29th, and then turning around to say it had been looted 48 hours later.

“This doesn’t smell right. I left the place intact. If there’s any vandalisation or looting in Government House after I left, Rivers people should ask Wike what happened”.

“This is clearly a grand conspiracy to siphon state funds in the guise of renovating a vandalized and looted Government House and falsely smear my image. On the latter, Wike is sparing no expense, employing all sorts of insidious tactics to accuse me and rub me with the tar of corruption”.

Mr. Amaechi also stated that a video purportedly showing the looting and vandalisation of Government House, Port Harcourt, was stage-managed.

“The video is a fraud; stage-managed to deceive and hoodwink the public”, he said.

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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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