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Rivers APC Dedicates Appeal Court Verdicts To Murdered Party Chieftain’s Family, Other Victims Of Election Violence

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Dakuku-Rivers-Black-DayThe Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has dedicated its candidates’ “overwhelming” victories at the Courts of Appeal, Abuja last Thursday and Friday to the members of the family of Chief Christopher Adube, who were shot dead in their home on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 and other martyrs killed before, during and after the 2015 general elections in the state.

The party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, in Port Harcourt yesterday, stated that it was noteworthy that the many victories recorded last week in Abuja coincided with the burial of Adube, an APC chieftain, who was a former Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers state, but killed in his house in Obrikom in the LGA, along with three of his children, younger brother and driver.

According to Finebone, the Court of Appeal dispossessed the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of all three “stolen” Senatorial and 12 House of Representatives’ seats from the March 28 elections, with rerun polls ordered in 60 days, from the date judgment was delivered.

There are thirteen House of Representatives’ seats in Rivers State, but the APC’s Lucky Odili, who appealed the tribunal’s judgment that upheld the election of PDP’s Uche Nnam-Obi as the member representing Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni constituency, was dismissed on technical grounds.

Odili had filed separate appeals in two different courts in Abuja and Port Harcourt, on the ruling of the election petitions tribunal in Abuja.

This procedural error was identified and capitalized on by the legal team of the PDP candidate, who pointed this out at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

The appeal was described as an abuse of court process and was struck out in Abuja, making Odili’s legal team to rush back to the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, which could not deliver its judgment, until the expiration of the 180 days allowed by the tribunal to sit on a petition.

The Rivers APC said: “We believe that there can be no better way to bid farewell to Chief Christopher Adube, who was interred yesterday (on Friday), than to dedicate the recovery of our stolen mandates to the ultimate sacrifice the late Chief Christopher Adube, his 3 children, younger brother and driver made, when they were murdered in one fell swoop in the late Chief’s home on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. We dedicate these victories to Police Corporal Ifeanyi Okorie, killed when the APC’s governorship campaign team was attacked at Okrika and close to 100 others killed before, during and after the 2015 elections in Rivers State”.

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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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