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Only Sheriff Faction Recognized By Law To Field PDP Candidate For Edo Poll – Ojougboh

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Ali Modu SheriffThe faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has insisted that it is the only faction recognized by law to field a candidate for the September 10 governorship election in Edo State.

The Sheriff faction earlier this week gave the party’s governorship ticket to Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, thereby contradicting the candidature of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who was elected governorship candidate in a primary conducted by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee.

At a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, the deputy national chairman of the Sheriff faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, insisted that the former Borno State governor remained the only recognized national chairman of the PDP.

SEE ALSO: Arrest, Prosecute Sheriff Now, Makarfi Tells IGP

“We have a point blank court judgment affirming Sheriff as the recognized PDP chairman that is allowed to submit names of governorship candidates for the Edo and Ondo States governorship elections”, Ojougboh said.

He dismissed calls by the Makarfi camp for Sheriff’s arrest by the security agencies, saying if there is anyone to be arrested at all, it should be Makarfi and his group members.

Ojougboh pointed out that the Port Harcourt court judgment, for which the Makarfi group accused Sheriff of contempt, had been appealed and that a stay of execution had been filed in respect of the said judgment.

A federal high court in Port Harcourt had on Monday, upheld the removal of Sheriff as PDP national chairman at the botched May 21 national convention of the party and had also recognized the Makarfi committee as the authentic leadership of the party.

But Sheriff ignored the judgment and had gone ahead to conduct a parallel primary election in which Iduoriyekemwen emerged as the candidate for the Edo governorship election.

Dr. Ojougboh stated that Sheriff‘s group has been making efforts to reconcile with the Makarfi camp adding however that the caretaker committee must be ready to recognize Sheriff as chairman before any reconciliation can take place.

“Arrangements are being made for reconciliation with the Makarfi camp. But Sheriff must be given recognition as chairman for any progress to be made in the reconciliation efforts.

“Recognition for Sheriff is the only panacea for peace in the PDP. Sheriff is ready to address the party’s flawed state and local government congresses that led to the crisis in the PDP”, Ojougboh said.

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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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