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Rivers Re-run: INEC Faults Wike’s Allegation Of Secret Meeting Between Yakubu, APC Officials

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Mahmood-YakubuThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied allegations by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that its National Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, had met secretly with All Progressives Congress (APC) officials.

Wike had alleged that Yakubu met with APC Chairman in the state, Davies Ikanya and the party’s candidate for the forthcoming rerun elections in Rivers South East senatorial district, Magnus Abe on Wednesday in Abuja.

He had alleged that the action of the commission was inimical to credible legislative rerun elections scheduled for July 30 in the state.

Reacting to the allegation, Deputy Director, Voter Education and Publicity in INEC, Mr Nick Dazang, admitted to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the meeting held but that it was a routine.

He said that it was INEC’s policy to meet with leadership of political parties involved in elections.

“The INEC Chairman with three National Commissioners and two directors met with a delegation of the APC led by its Deputy National Chairman.

“The meeting was routine and was earlier requested by the leadership of that party.

“Similar routine meetings between INEC and other parties had taken place at the INEC Headquarters.

“It is INEC’s policy and this is being strictly adhered to under Prof. Yakubu’s watch to avoid any suspicion or allegation of bias.

“The chairman meets leaders of political parties in the presence of the national commissioners.

“It is therefore not true that the meeting was secret as alleged by Gov. Wike or intended to favour the APC”, Dazang said.

He, therefore, expressed the commission’s commitment to credible elections.

“The commission is determined to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in Rivers by providing a level field and carrying all stakeholders along”, he said. (NAN)

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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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