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Plateau PDP Under Pressure To Accept Mass Defectors From APC – Party Chair

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PDP-logoThe Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is expecting a mass defection of its former members from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party hinged its belief of an impending mass defection to its fold on the widening gulf within the ruling APC and the widespread discontentment from Plateau people over the inability of the government of the day to meet their development aspirations.

The Plateau PDP Chairman, Damishi Sango, who made this known in a chat with journalists in Jos, the state capital yesterday, claimed that the party was under pressure to accept those who have indicated their intention to return to their former party.

SEE ALSO: Lalong Spent N3.3bn On ‘Fruitless’ Foreign Trips In One Year – Plateau PDP

“Our people have waited one year plus now to be fed with excuses. They can no longer take excuses from the party that promised solutions. Within the APC, there is growing discontent. The party is alienating members, most of whom, have no idea where the governor and the party structure are heading to.

“So, we are having pressure to accept people, who are already making indications. We are making arrangements to formally receive them. Our doors are always open”, said Sango.

He said with three senators, six out of seven House of Representatives’ members, 10 out of 23 House of Assembly members, the PDP is still a force to reckon with in the state.

“This means the APC government of Simon Lalong cannot excite anybody to join him in that party”, he added.

But in a swift reaction, the Publicity Secretary of the Plateau APC, Chindo Dafat, said the APC had won all the rerun elections in the state since 2015.

“We won all re-run elections. We don’t believe in making noise. Our party is busy with issues of governance, trying to clear the mess the PDP handed to us”, Dafat said.

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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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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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