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Why Buhari Deserves The Support Of Igbos – Onu

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Ogbonnaya_OnuA national leader of All Progressives Congress, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves the support of all Nigerians, especially Ndigbo, in other to succeed.
Onu, who was the national chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and former governor of the old Abia State, said this when a five-man interim planning committee of the World Igbo Conference paid a courtesy call on him in his residence in Abuja.
The APC chieftain stressed that Ndigbo owed it a duty to fully support Buhari because they stand to benefit more from the new Nigeria which the Buhari administration is building.
He noted that because the Igbos lived everywhere within the country, the benefits accruable to them individually and collectively in a Nigeria which works, is incalculable.
Onu expressed confidence that the Buhari-led APC administration would work for all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political or religious inclination.
While calling on the Igbo race to embrace the APC and support Buhari, the ex-governor recalled that the Igbos in the 19 northern states demonstrated their commitment towards building this new thinking by voting massively for the president and the APC during the last general elections.
Onu said, “Ohaneze must be commended for what it’s doing as regards the welfare of Igbos throughout the country and beyond. We have Igbos everywhere; there is no town in Nigeria where there are no Igbos. In Nigeria and across the world, there is no place where we don’t have Igbo resident.
“We, as Igbos, are the only major ethnic group that is not indigenous to any other country in the world. So, you look at ethnic groups that are indigenous in Nigeria, what that means is that outside Nigeria, there is no other country for the Igbos. For other major ethnic groups, this is not the case”.

Earlier, leader of the delegation and chairman of the committee, Chief Ben Aranusi, said for a long time the Ndigbo seemed not to know their place in Nigeria hence the need to sit down and talk.

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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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