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If Polls Are Conducted Ten Times In Rivers State, PDP Will Win, Wike Boasts

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Nyesom WikeGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has stated that the stability of Nigeria depends on the judicial arm of government.

Addressing a cross-section of people at the state’s New Year banquet held at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday night, Wike urged them to always respect the judiciary, irrespective of the judgment, which sacked him, state and federal lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from office.

He further declared that the people are waiting for the total deployment of card readers, saying that, the defeated All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State will not win any unit because the party and its sponsors have since betrayed the people.

“If elections are conducted ten times in Rivers State, PDP will win.

“We are waiting for the Card Reader, but let me see which unit they (APC) will win”, Wike boasted.

The governor pointed out that his administration has been respecting the full separation of powers, which he said had led to the independence of the judiciary and the legislative arms of government.

While expressing happiness of living up to his promise to revive the judiciary, the governor said: “You do not need to control any arm of government. What you need is mutual cooperation to develop the state”.

Listing the achievements of his administration in the last seven months, including roads, school development, empowerment programmes, health and agricultural schemes, the governor further assured that the New Year would witness more development projects in all sectors, in line with his vision for the state.

Vowing never to be distracted by criticisms, Wike explained that the loans his administration secured from some banks were to finance projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people, saying “If I take a loan, I will use it to the benefit of Rivers people; I will not use it to play politics”.

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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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