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Opposition Protests Will Only Make Me More Popular, Says Fayose

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Ayo FayoseGovernor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the protests against him by opposition and its allies will only make him more popular and attract more sympathy to his government from the people.

The embattled governor, who spoke on this month’s edition of his monthly media chat, ‘Meet Your Governor’, which was broadcast by major electronic media last night in the state, said anybody that confronts him is fighting against God, who he said put him in the position he currently occupies.

Fayose also dared the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to come out with statements from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro that he collected arms cash from them.

He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the opportunity of being the governing party to intimidate him and muzzle the opposition.

He also quoted some portions in the Bible to substantiate his position that those fighting him are fighting God.

The governor described the APC leaders and other interest groups that trooped out earlier in the day to protest against him as “people who have no sense and dancing ridiculously before the people” adding that even if they continue their protest every day for the next one month, it meant nothing to him.

RELATED: APC CNPP, Ekiti Youths Protest Against Fayose

Fayose said: “Is it because APC is now in control of the Federal Government that they are causing this distraction? Those who were in office before me must also be investigated by the EFCC because the petitions to that effect are before them.

“For them, it is war every day; if it is not government, they will try to bring down the government and that was what they did in 2006. It is only if it was not God that brought me here that will make them to succeed, it was God that made me governor.

“All these useless rallies will be making me more popular; all their rallies against me will make me to get more sympathy from the people. Calling Fayose ‘ole’ (thief) on the streets means nothing to me and the people.

“You can hold your protest for the next one month, they will only continue to ridicule themselves because Ekiti people have given me their mandate. Those fighting me are fighting God.

“When PDP was controlling Federal Government, they never used the Police or DSS to harass and intimidate people”.

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  1. Gimbar

    July 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Fayose had indeed reached the highest level of senselessness! Calling protesters SENSELESS and they DANCED ridiculously?!

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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

Governor Bello

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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