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Akure Indigene Must Become Next Ondo Governor – Deji

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Olusegun MimikoWith less than one year to the governorship election in Ondo State, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, has insisted that an indigene of Akure must emerge as the candidate of either the Peoples Democratic Party or the All Progressives Congress and subsequently the governor of the state.

He warned that in the event either political parties fail to field an Akure indigene as its flag bearer, the entire people of the Akure division, which he said comprised Akure-South, Akure-North, Ifedore and Idanre local government areas, would form their own political party.

The monarch, who stated this during a news conference in his palace on Monday, maintained that it was time for the Akure division to produce the next governor, boasting that they control 45 per cent of the state’s voting population.

He said other divisions such as Owo, Okitipupa, Akoko and Ondo had produced a governor each, alleging that the Akure division had been marginalised since the creation of the state in 1976.

The monarch said, “Next year’s election is our time, and we are ready. Any political party who failed to pick an Akure man does that at its own risk because this time around, we are not going to vote for an outsider. We don’t even want a deputy governorship slot”.

“We have five divisions in Ondo State. They include Ondo, Okitipupa, Owo, Akoko and Akure. It is only the Akure division that has not produced a governor since 1976 that this state was created. It’s Akure’s turn now. It’s our turn and we are ready for it”, he maintained.

In order to achieve the ambition, the paramount ruler of Akure revealed that he had been holding series of meetings with all monarchs and politicians in the Akure division on how to speak with one voice and pick a candidate that would win the governorship poll.

The monarch said his people were ready to float a new political party should the PDP and APC in the state fail to pick an Akure indigene as their candidate.

He declared, “If the PDP and APC refused to pick an Akure man, we shall form another political party that will win that election like Mimiko did in 2007. This is an Akure agenda. When I said Akure agenda, I mean all local governments under the Akure division. We have Akure North, Akure South, Idanre and Ifedore local government councils and we contribute a total of 44 per cent of the votes and we are going to win.

“I have been having a series of meeting with all our sons and daughters on how to speak with one voice. You will see that things will change next year. It is our project. If I am still alive by then, we must accomplish it by God’s grace”.

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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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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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