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PDP hail Obasanjo message’s to President Buhari’

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The Peoples Democratic Party has described the counsel by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari should not run for second term in 2019 as courageous, timely and patriotic.

It added that the advice had vindicated its position on President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.

The party however rejected the call by Obasanjo for the emergence of a third force, saying that such would amount to repeating the same alleged blunder that it claimed brought in what it described as the “ideologically vacuous APC and the Buhari Presidency” which it said had wrecked havoc on the nation in its almost three years of governance.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said the fact that President Buhari and the APC have irredeemably failed the nation was obvious to all, adding that Nigerians have already taken an irrevocable position against them ahead of the 2019 elections.

According to Ologbondiyan, Obasanjo’s counsel had rekindled the fate of the people in the democratic process, stressing however that the solution “does not lie in creating another political quicksand in a third force but consolidating on a rescue mission with the repositioned PDP which Nigerians have already embraced.”

He said Nigerians would recall that in the heat of 2015 elections, many citizens, who claimed to have become tired of the PDP and its government, opted for a coalition of strange bedfellows who he said had little or no experience in governance as a vehicle for electoral victory.

He said, “Expectedly, in their confusion, they have plunged us into this regrettable situation that has brought our nation to its knees.

“PDP maintained that repeating the old mistake of congregating political strangers cannot help our nation at this time, more so, when the few concerns raised by the former President about the PDP no longer obtain under the refocused and rebranded PDP.

“The PDP is now standing on a truly democratic ground that perfectly represents and reflects the hopes and aspirations of all Nigerians
irrespective of their class, creed or tribe.

“That is why our great party has now, more than ever before, become a centre of the new patriotic and broad-based engagements by well-meaning Nigerians and coalitions across the board, including past leaders, in rekindling our democratic process that places priority on returning power to the people.

“The fact is that Nigerians overrated President Buhari in 2015 but they have now seen that he never possessed the capacity and the required aptitude to effectively govern our great nation and pilot a healthy economy.

“This accounts for the reason former President Obasanjo, just like most Nigerians today, are concerned about the quality of presidential candidates to be presented by various parties for the 2019 election.

“The fact is that while the APC is already caught up with President Buhari, the PDP is open for a new engagement that will throw up the President, which our nation truly deserves at this crucial moment.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper   )

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks
#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba State Government has announced that it has set up a task force to recover looted items as well as assess the level of damage done to private and government facilities in four local government areas of the state.

The deputy governor, Haruna Manu, inaugurated the 11-man committee on Friday in Jalingo.

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The Deputy Governor stated that the task force is being constituted to right the wrongs of the rampaging youths during the lootings carried out between October 24 and 27.

The Deputy Governor also charged the task force to identify persons who aided and abated the lootings.

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

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The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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