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Former Ekiti PDP Governorship Aspirant, Yinka Akerele Defects To APC

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A former Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti State, Yinka Akerele, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, (APC).

Akerele who was a chieftain in the PDP officially joined the APC at a rally held yesterday in Ayede Ward 09 in Ayede-Ekiti community in Oye Local Government of the state.

He was joined by the ex-Oye Local Government chairman, Mr. Gbenga Akerele, to change party and defect to the APC.

The duo, with their supporters, were received by the APC chairman in the state, Chief Jide Awe.

According to Akerele, he took the decision to defect, “because the PDP has derailed from the vision and ideals of its founding fathers to use power to make life easier for the people.”

He accused the state governor, Ayo Fayose, of turning deaf ears to the cries of the suffering masses and claimed that the ongoing construction of a flyover in Ado Ekiti was a misplaced project “and it is not what Ekiti people need at this time.”

Akerele, who served as a chairman of Ekiti State Road Maintenance Agency, promised to cooperate with other APC leaders in the state and members “to chase PDP from power in Ekiti to bring relief to the people of the state who are now poorer than when Fayose came to power.”

“APC is a more democratic party that runs a masses-oriented manifesto promising to work harder to mobilize more members into his new party.”

In his remark, Awe, represented by his deputy, Mrs. Kemisola Olaleye, said the new members would “henceforth enjoy the same benefits like old members”.

He described Akerele as “a strong grassroots politician,” adding that The APC “is getting stronger everyday with the magnitude of people joining from other parties”.

“The door is still open to accommodate new members,” the APC chairman added.

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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

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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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