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Buhari Media Organisation says Atiku can’t pay N33,000 minimum wage

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Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar said recently that he would pay N33,000 minimum wage to his staff. However, the Buhari Media Organization in reaction to then statement, said Atiku wouldn’t do it.

According to chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, Atiku recently retrenched some staff of his GOTEL TV in Adamawa state without proper pay – yet claims, he would pay them N33,000.

They also criticised Atiku for saying he would reduce petrol price to N58, noting that it was possible considering that the landing cost of a litre of refined petrol is about N158. They further stated that, though its not their place to advise Atiku, but they urged him to be truthful to the people, he seeks their votes.

The statement reads thus:

“We are indeed amused that Atiku who only recently retrenched some staff of his GOTEL TV in Adamawa state without properly paying them off is dropping hints in the media about a N33, 000 minimum wage for his staff

“One of his senior managers was even quoted as saying over 100,000 people are currently drawing salaries on a monthly basis from the former Vice President, so we are wondering who between him and the PDP presidential candidate is lying about the actual staff strength of the companies “Not even Dangote Group which is the largest conglomerate in West Africa has the number of staff these people claim to be on Atiku’s payroll.”

“Only a few days ago, the PDP presidential candidate promised to reduce fuel price to N90 per litre if voted into power at a time it is common knowledge that the landing cost of a litre of refined petrol is about N158, He must have been shocked in Dubai to see how Nigerians instantly rubbished his poorly thought out ‘campaign promise’

“While it is not in our place to advice them but we urge the Atiku campaign team and the PDP to make only realistic promises as even in propaganda, you have to be truthful to the people you seek their votes.”it said The group also advised Nigerians to be wary of empty promises by a candidate whose actions are always at variance with his pledges.

“Here is a man who has vowed to get Nigeria working but has spent the last few weeks with his associates boosting the local economy of Dubai under the guise of strategizing for the presidential campaigns. “We believe that the huge resources they have wasted there would have taken many Nigerians out of poverty.

“On the contrary, President Muhammadu Buhari is not only committed to ensuring a new national minimum wage but is also keen on ensuring that more Nigerians benefit from his social welfare programmes across the country”

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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

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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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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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