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Democracy Day Speech This is your Worst Speech ever PDP Tells Buhari

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In a usual manner the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) blasted  President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 democracy Day Speech describing it as  as worst since he assumed office in a democratic setting.In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, the PDP said the speech was garnished with a list of phantom projects and executive regurgitation, inherently designed by his handlers to sway Nigerians and divert attention from the many failures of this administration

The opposition also noted that the president’s speech was uninspiring, hollow, full of self-praise and false performance claims, without addressing issues agitating the minds of Nigerians.

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“The few Nigerians who bordered to listen to the address were miffed that, in the most insensitive manner, Mr. President failed to show the littlest empathy to millions of citizens groaning under the worst form of poverty, starvation and economic hardship occasioned by his misrule.

“President Buhari’s aloofness to the plight of Nigerians is manifest in all the lines of the speech.

“In fact, no line in the supposed Democracy Day Address had any inclination towards justice for victims of abuse of human rights, reported executive high-handedness, illegal arrests and detentions, extra-judicial executions as well as victims of killings and daily bloodletting in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Kaduna,Plateau, Borno, Kogi, Yobe and other parts of the country, by insurgents and marauders.

“Mr. President, on Democracy Day, had no words of assurance on the unrelenting violation of our constitution; assault on the National Assembly and erosion of personal freedom of citizens.

“The President said nothing on the humonguous corruption going on under his administration, where APC leaders and cabal at the Presidency have stolen over N10 trillion, mainly from a sector under his direct supervision.

“PDP also notes the fact that the President had no committing words towards the conduct of free, fair and credible 2019 general elections, apparently overwhelmed by the avalanche of his public rejection ahead of the polls.

“Incredibly, Mr. President’s handlers chose to subject him to a fantasy trip, making false performance claims with phantom projects, muddling up economic statistics and ended up worsening his already diminished public perception.
This is exactly why the PDP had earlier advised President Buhari not to border to address Nigerians on Democracy Day.

“The PDP notes that Nigerians have reached a consensus that the 2018 Democracy Day celebration is the last for the Buhari Presidency and the APC. Our citizens have endured under the misrule of the APC, keeping their hopes in the 2019 elections to get back our democracy on the platform of the repositioned PDP.

“In solidarity with Nigerians, the National Working Committee of the PDP has already held a meeting where it reviewed the circumstances and will formally address Nigerians on the issues of misrule of our nation in the last three years,” the PDP said.

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Niger Delta Protests the Removal of JTF Commander Apochi

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In a demand to know the ration over the removal of the leader of the JTF, the coalition of Niger Delta Civil Society activists and the Niger Delta environmental protection group on Friday protested in Abuja, calling for the removal of the Commander of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta, Suleman Apochi.

In the early hour of the day , the protesters, comprising of men and women from the region accused Mr Apochi of aiding fraudulent oil bunkering in the region, sabotage of the region’s economy, vandalisation of oil facilities as well as stealing, hence their demand for his immediate removal.

In his  address to  the media, the  Joint Co-ordinator of the group, Tochukwu Ohazuruike  said they group will take a protest match to the Defence Headquarters and the Force Headquarters where they would lay their grievances to both the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The group noted that, the JTF Commander is now known as Commander of Bunkering in Nigeria.

According to the  protesters  Apochi is not working alone as he has a worthy lieutenant in the person of one Dagogo Gilbert.

“Dagogo Gilbert is the key man that collects money for Apochi Suleman, if this man is arrested everything about him (Suleman) will be exposed,” a source close to the group told our reporter .

They carried placards bearing different inscriptions such as:”Please Save Nigerian Economy from the hands of Apochi and his oil bunkerer friends; EFCC please save Niger Delta and arrest Chief Bunkerer of Nigeria Apochi Sulaiman and his bribe collector, Dagogo Gilbert; Apochi sabotaging the Chief of Defence Staff Anti-vandalism and Bunkering Programme in the Niger Delta among others.

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NotTooYoungToRun Law, Another Election Promise Kept – APC

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  • Condemn PDP’s Reaction to Bill Assent

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated  President Muhammadu Buhari on the signing into law of the progressive Not Too Young To Run Bill.

In a statement signed  by the National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC) , Bolaji Abdullahi stated that this is indeed another promise kept by the President during his 2018 Democracy Day address and in our 2015 APC election manifesto in which we promised to provide the opportunities for youths to realize, harness, and develop their full potentials and to facilitate the emergence of a new generation of citizens committed to the sustenance of good governance and service to the people and the country.

The party also haiedl the efforts of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara under whose leadership the Bill was passed in the National Assembly and forwarded for presidential assent.

The Party congratulated the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), Youngstars Development Initiative (YDI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) who partnered to launch the “Not Too Young To Run” (NTYTR) campaign.

“We believe the massive support the Bill received particularly from APC members in the National Assembly speaks volume of the progressive ideals the Party continues to identify with and champion, irrespective of partisan considerations and interests”the statement said.

According to the ruling party, this is indeed a major milestone in advocacy efforts to ensure increased participation and inclusion of marginalised groups, in this case the youth in Nigerian politics. The youth comprise roughly half of the Nigerian population, it is only right that they take their rightful place within Party leadership structures and elective positions at all levels.

“We are confident that the new law will inspire a new thinking among many Nigerian youths pertaining their roles in elections and politics. Youths should not be used as disruptive elements, thugs and social media mobs, it is possible for young people to lead politically and occupy elective positions”it added.

Meanwhile, it is unfortunate that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen this very moment of victory for our youths to be a killjoy and engage in its usual pettiness and unnecessary divisive politics over the Bill’s sponsor in the National Assembly.

“Our party is happy to share this victory with all Nigerians who desire to see a better future for our youths. However, we probably needs to be remind the PDP that it is still a minority in the in the National Assembly. ”

 

 

 

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Apologise to Nass on Your comment Against NASS Dino Urges Buhari

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Few weeks after sel styled law makers issues with the Nigerian security force,  Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) has urged president muhammadu Buhari to apologise to the National Assembly as he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making derogatory statements about him and the National Assembly.

He was referring to a statement credited to Mr Buhari where he accused the National Assembly of indolence.

Speaking when he received a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa on May 22, Mr Buhari came down hard on the members of the National Assembly.

“Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?” he asked.

Mr Melaye described Mr Buhari’s statement as “unpresidential” and “unconstitutional.”

“As a senator who came to the National Assembly in 2007, about eleven years ago, I am particularly unhappy that my privilege is abused by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

“Last week, the president in the Presidential Villa while addressing the delegation of the Buhari Campaign Organisation and this was televised in Channels Television and AIT and I have a copy to tender.

Melaye thereafter asked President Buhari to as a matter of urgency, apologize to the National Assembly for his comments against the legislature.

Ruling on the matter, the president of the upper legislative chamber, Bukola Saraki said the president might have been misquoted.

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