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PDP Crisis: I Haven’t Stepped Down For Sheriff – Makarfi

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Ahmed-MakarfiChairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has denied reports that he has stepped aside and agreed to work with the sacked chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Mr. Sheriff had on Monday stormed the national secretariat of the PDP with his supporters and took over its administration.
The former Borno state governor had on Monday stormed the national secretariat and took over its administration.
A former national vice-chairman, South-south of the PDP, Cairo Ojougboh at a news briefing yesterday, claimed that Senator Makarfi has accepted Sheriff as the legitimate chairman of the party.
Reacting to the claim by Ojougboh during a press conference at his residence in Abuja, Makarfi said: “That’s very fraudulent. I saw him, (Senator Sheriff) at the convention of course, but I haven’t sat privately with Modu Sheriff in the last 3 months, or anybody representing him not to talk of me making such a statement”.
“I haven’t granted any press statement. If that is the case, how can it be that the only statement I would make is to apologise to him and express support for him?” the caretaker chairman queried.
“There is no basis for that, absolutely no basis for that. This is what we are trying to get rid from PDP and all the so called court orders, judgment being bandied about aren’t really true. We know what the courts have said, the court never stopped any convention, of course it said do not elect and we didn’t elect and the order which was said to be vacated and that’s the Port Harcourt court order hasn’t been vacated and the IGP and INEC till today said it is an existing order.
“So, I really don’t know why they are spreading falsehood”.
The former Kaduna state governor, however, hinted that he was not averse to dialogue that would ensure the amicable resolution of the seemingly protracted impasse facing the party.
“All said and done, I still believe that the path towards resolving political problem is dialogue, accommodation and I am open to that.
“But as I am open to dialogue, accommodation so that we become one strong united family once again but it is very, very unfair to make a fraudulent statement that there is a document purported to have been issued by me. That never, ever happened and I never even dreamt about it not to talk of issuing it”.

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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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