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Taraba: Gov. Darius, PDP Not Deserving Of My Congratulations – Aisha Alhassan

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Still smarting from the loss of her appeal at the Supreme Court over a week ago, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Taraba State, Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan, has said only “true and deserving winners” will get her congratulations, not her political rival, Governor Darius Ishaku.

The apex court upheld the December 31, 2015 ruling of the Appeal Court, which affirmed that the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Ishaku, was the validly elected governor of Taraba State. Earlier, the election petitions tribunal had nullified his election and declared Alhassan winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state.

In a statement she issued on Friday, Alhassan, who is currently the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, however, dismissed insinuations in some quarters that her political career is over with the Supreme Court judgment.

“I have heard that some people have said that I will not continue as a politician and that I am worried”, she said.

“Why should I be worried? If President Buhari contested 3 times and became the president after the 4th contest, not because he lost the first three, but because the fourth time was God’s time, why shouldn’t I continue?”

The APC leader in Taraba State said she did not emerge governor because according to her, “it is not God’s time”, even as she insisted that she won the April 11, 2015 governorship election.

The statement reads in part: “PDP people know I won the election because they know the manipulation they did in the government lodge Wukari, where they added over 50, 000 votes for Darius.

“They also know they manipulation they did in Donga and Kurmi LGA’s where they manipulated and also added about 50, 000 votes together for Darius.

“Therefore, I am not angry with anybody, instead I thank God for giving me good health and strength to contests and win the over 270,000 votes I got in the election. Clean real votes, not manipulated like the PDP votes.

“I say all this without fear of contradiction because PDP people know this. So we will all watch as this government which has little or no understanding of the plight and needs of the people of Taraba, let alone know solutions for them.

“I don’t know why people worry about me not congratulating Darius. I did not because you only congratulate true and deserving winners. He knows that he did not win. Therefore, he is not deserving of my congratulations.

“Once again I seize this opportunity to thank my supporters and urge them to remain steadfast and continue believing in God and start getting ready for the next round. I pray God grants us all long life and good health to fight next round”.

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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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