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PDP Chides Magnus Abe Over Comment, Says Wike Tackling Violence In Ogoniland

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NYESOM WIKEThe Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that Governor Nyesom Wike was doing everything possible to tackle security challenges in Ogoni area of the state.
The party was reacting to a statement credited to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers East senatorial district, Senator Magnus Abe that the governor’s comment at the 50th birthday anniversary of Senator Lee Maeba set off a chain reaction of violence Ogoniland.
While describing the allegation as untrue and unfortunate, the Rivers PDP chided Mr. Abe for making weighty allegations that he cannot substantiate.
The deputy Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Sam Wonosike, who spoke, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, said that Wike merely enjoined Ogoni people to give their votes to Senator Olaka Worgu in the re-run election as a befitting 50th birthday gift to Senator Maeba, a chieftain of the PDP.
“I am not surprised that Senator Abe will twist what the governor said that was widely reported in the media for cheap political reasons. This has been his style. You remember when he claimed that police shot him. We know him. All Wike said when he attended Lee Maeba’s birthday was widely reported. He only appealed to Ogoni to give Senator Maeba a 50th birthday gift by voting for his party, the PDP. There is nothing wrong with that statement”, Wonosike said.
The PDP deputy spokesman in Rivers stressed that Governor Wike was working with the various security agencies to wipe out cultism and other related problems in the state.
He also advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure they conduct free and fair re-run election in areas where they suspended the exercise.

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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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