The National Chairman of the People for Democratic Change ( PDC) , Mudi Waziri, has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) and others agitating for an independent nation to form a political party or join existing ones in order achieve their goals.
The PDC chief spoke on Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, while handing over the flag of the party to its governorship candidate in the November 18 poll in the state, Mr. Peter Chibike.
Represented by the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Isaac Onuka, Waziri said while agitations on contentious issues in the polity were normal as key ingredients of participatory democracy, such agitations must be peaceful, legal and constitutional.
He condemned the call by IPOB for the boycott of the Anambra poll, describing such a move as retrogressive.
He said Biafran agitators should channel their grievances through recognised institutions and not through street protests.
Waziri said, “The National Assembly and several lawful avenues are available to citizens and groups to make a change, seek redress and advance legitimate causes.
“Therefore, we call on agitators to either join a political party, which shares their ideology, or form new parties to push their cause. Street protests cannot give anybody Biafra.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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