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President Buhari Has Already Won The Re-election – SGF Boss Mustapha

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Speaking while delivering a parting shot to Alhaji Sule Lamido at the 15th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja yesterday, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha, told the ex-Jigawa State governor that “from this agenda that you delivered, President Muhammadu Buhari has already won re-election.”

Accprding to The Nation, the SGF who represented the president as special guest of honour at the dialogue, remained calm and silent while Governor Lamido roundly criticised Buhari, APC and Mustapha too but as he rose to leave, he took the microphone and delivered that parting shot. While the audience roared with laughter, the SGF strolled out, his entourage in tow.

The president vowed that his administration would not condone any action capable of undermining the conduct of the 2019 general elections. The president also assured that he would not support any individual or group seeking to undermine Nigerians’ confidence in the ability of the nation’s political institutions to conduct peaceful and successful polls.

Speaking at the Dialogue with the theme “Nigeria and the Challenges of 2019”, Buhari, called on politicians and political parties to pledge their commitment to a peaceful democratic process.

 

“He specifically charged them to urge their supporters to respect the electoral process and refrain from violence. President Buhari also stated that all aggrieved parties should seek redress through constitutional means and respect the rule of law.”

He said, “On our own part, I want to assure Nigerians that my administration will not condone any action, support any individual or group that undermines citizens’ confidence in the ability of the country’s political institutions to conduct peaceful and successful elections.”

 

Buhari said as the nation looks towards 2019, “there is the need for all of us to sustain efforts at building confidence in the country’s democratic institutions; notably the judiciary and INEC.”

He said, “In that context, on election-related disputes, it is my opinion that a timely adjudication and resolution of legal complaints arising from elections is a key component of our democratic process. Working together, we can ensure that we make formidable progress along this line.”

He added, “In my own opinion, and I know you will agree with me that the Electoral Act 2010 provides the basic legal framework for regulating the conduct of federal, state and area council elections in the country.

 

The Act also provides the legal basis for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue notices, receive the nomination of candidates from political parties and ensure proper conduct of political parties.”

 

He said by releasing the timetable for the 2019 general elections on January 9, INEC literally reminded all political parties that it was well placed and primed to perform its duties and move the electoral process forward.

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#EndSARS: ‘Forces beyond my control shot at protesters in Lekki’, says Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered an immediate investigation into the shootings at Lekki, hours after he imposed a curfew in the state.

Men dressed in military gear opened fire on unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate around 7pm on Tuesday, October 20, leaving many dead, injured and hospitalised.

The lights and security cameras were turned off before the shootings began.

Members of the Nigerian army pulled up on us and they started firing. They were shooting, they were firing straight at us and a lot of people got hit. I just barely survived,” says Akinbosola Ogunsanya, who was at the scene of the incident.

The protesters have been calling for an end to police brutality since October 4; and had blocked the Lekki-Epe toll gate, Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge and other major roads in Lagos, while staging sit-in, candle-lit processions for victims of police brutality.

The protests had turned violent and fatal in Lagos and across the country, however, with hoodlums hijacking the marches and burning down police stations for effect.

Sanwo-Olu announced a 24-hour curfew at noon of October 20 in a bid to curtail the violence and halt the anarchy.

The governor initially announced that the curfew would commence at 4pm. This was later moved to 9pm.

The men in military gear opened fire on the unarmed protesters two hours before the curfew was billed to kick off.

Reports say at least 10 people died during the shooting.

Sanwo-Olu, who said he never gave the order, added that he’s visited the scene of the incident and hospitals.

This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger,” the governor said.

I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki.

“It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.”

Sanwo-Olu also said he’s going to address residents of the state formally at dawn.

There are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital, 11 at Reddington and 4 at Vedic; with mild to moderate levels of injuries while 2 are receiving intensive medical care.

“3 patients have been discharged and we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.

“As the governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the federal government to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents.

“I will give a state broadcast in the morning,” he added.

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos (Video)

Popular Nigeria Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni just tweeted an ongoing shooting at Adekunle, Yaba in Lagos.

In the tweet, the twitter said the Nigeria Police are the ones shooting.

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Once you know who controls Toll Gate, who ordered the removal of CCTV, then you know who’s responsible for #LekkiMassacre – AY Comedian

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Comedian, movie producer, actor, writer and entrepreneur Ayo Richard Makun fondly called AY has asked intelligent questions with links to who is responsible for the unlawful Lekki killings last night.

Recall that last night, October 20, Nigerian security men shot and killed some #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.

Sequel to the above, Nigerians are now asking questions as to who masterminded the Lekki massacre?

Taking to Twitter, Comedian AY said once who controls toll gate, who ordered removal of CCTV from the toll gate is known, then the “who?” question becomes answered.

AY tweeted, “Who controls tollgate?
Who ordered for removal of light from the tollgate?
Who ordered the removal of cctv from the tollgate?
Once you know who has the authority over the above, you would know who was responsible for the shootings today. I am in my house come and kill me too”

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