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Arrest Of Zamfara Lawmakers, Invitation To Anarchy – Conference Of Speakers

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Zamfara-State-House-of-AssemblyThe Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assemblies in Nigeria has described the arrest of Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Garba Rikiji, his deputy, Muhammad Abubakar Gumi and other principal officers by as undemocratic and an invitation to anarchy in the country.

The Zamfara Assembly’s principal officers were invited to Abuja last Tuesday by the Department of State Service (DSS) and since then, have remained in custody.

The lawmakers were reportedly detained to prevent the Assembly from going ahead with its planned impeachment of Governor Abdul-aziz Yari.

The remaining members of the House of Assembly have fled the state over fears of arrest and intimidation.

But the conference of speakers in a statement in Abuja yesterday by its Administrative Secretary, Busari Sarafadeen, said that it would not accept such action, which it noted was aimed at stifling and suppressing the state legislature.

“The unprovoked arrest, which is unconnected with the executive arm of government of the state, is not only undemocratic but a bad precedent which is capable of throwing the state in particular and the general into the state of anarchy.

“The conference wants the executive arm to desist from such activities that are aimed at stifling and suppressing the legislative arm of government in the state”, the conference said.

While calling on Nigerians to rise against “authoritarian and tyrannical tendency” of the executive, the conference said a system of government whose legislative arm was stifled, suppressed or at the mercy of the executive arm of government was undemocratic and despotic.

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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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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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