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Dasukigate: N/East Can Never Vote For PDP Again – Ex-Senator

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Aloysius-EtokThe erstwhile Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West, Aloysius Etok, has declared that it would take a long time for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reclaim power at the centre following its inglorious fall from the top.

Speaking on Thursday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, Etok, who was one of the prominent politicians in the state that recently defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC), attributed the problem facing the opposition party to impunity that characterized the leadership of the party.

Recall that Etok, a two-term senator, lose his bid to return to the Red Chamber for a third term as former Governor of the State, Godswill Akpabio, clinched the PDP ticket and later went on to win elections to represent the senatorial district.

The former senator, who noted that lawlessness and impunity in the party were major reasons many people are leaving the party, also faulted the claim by the PDP in Akwa Ibom that even if election was conducted 100 times it will win, saying the party has failed to understand that times have changed.

According to him: “Impunity, lawlessness and arrogance; these things made them to move away from the people and became very far away from the people. How will you expect the North-East to vote for PDP realizing that the party people played pranks with their lives?

“Even as a senator, I feel the pains that I joined in approving the international loan of one billion dollars and the money was taken and shared among people. You can fool people sometimes but you cannot fool them all the time.

“If there is a rerun in Akwa Ibom the election will respect all the laws covering the election and will not be done in the usual way, so you cannot say who will actually win because for one, you must be able to get the people to come out”.

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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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