The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said no one can intimidate him. The former Edo state, who was detained and interrogated by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), recently over allegations of collecting bribes form party member during primary elections, made it clear, he isn’t a pushover.
Oshiomhole, who is at war with some governors of his party for not choosing their candidates, hailed himself as being a fighter of the oppressed. He said he “fought the fiercest juntas in our history without running to exile.”
In his words:
I’ve never gone to President Buhari to ask him to help me fight any Governor, I go there to brief him on party affairs.
I’ve fought the military in uniform with guns in their hands, right inside their barracks, I have fought the fiercest juntas in our history without running to exile, so who are those privileged opportunistic civilians who can intimidate me?
My name is Adams Oshiomhole, I did not make that name from being a Governor or Chairman, go and do your research. I made that name fighting for the oppressed Nigerians, it is a name that connotes perseverance and ruggedness.
Speaking on the situation in Zamfara, wherein the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stated that APC wouldn’t be presenting any candidate for any position in the 2019 election in the state, Oshiomhole said, that would soon be taken care of.
APC is in safe hands, our primaries have been thoroughly concluded. Zamfara will be resolved very soon by the judiciary. We are moving forward without any bit of distraction.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
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.
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.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
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.
“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.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
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.
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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