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Ekiti Rally was Stopped to Prevent Violence Between APC and PDP- Police

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By Abdullahi Mohammed

In attempt to prevent the unforeseen confrontation between the ruling and opposition Party, the Police have given insights into why it forestalled the rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

The state command of the force said it prevented the rally from going to forestall the outbreak of violence between the members of the PDP and those of the All Progress Congress, (APC).

The force Public Relations Officer, Caleb Okechukwu, in a statement he signed on behalf of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, Habila Joshak, on Wednesday, said the public should discountenance the allegations that it attacked the governor and invaded his office.

The statement described the allegation as “misleading and aimed at causing anxiety in the minds of the public.”

“In furtherance to the presence of police officers around the Prof. Olusola Eleka Pavilion at Fajuyi today, two political parties intend to have their rallies at the same date and in Ado-Ekiti metropolis,” the statement said.

“But the Commissioner of Police advised the political parties in writing on the need to have their political activities at different time and because of its security implication.

“The police will, at all times, continue to maintain law and order and also rise up to their responsibility to perform their mandatory and statutory duty of protection of lives and property of innocent citizens before, during and after the election.

“The police would also want to use this medium to alert the general public that they should expect more of this misleading information from person(s) who do not mean well for the good people of Ekiti State.

“The police enjoin the general public to confirm the source of their information before circulating same to their friends or loved ones.

“The police enjoin the general public to confirm the source of their information before circulating same to their friends or loved ones.”

But the spokesman of the APC in Ekiti, Taiwo Olatunbosun, has distanced the party from the position of the police that they had intended to held the rally the same day and same venue with that of the PDP.

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Mr Olatunbosun said having held their grand rally on Tuesday he was not aware of any other planned rally.

“I am not aware of any planned rally,” Olatunbosun told Premium Times. “Nothing of such has been brought to my notice.”

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Brexit Plans in Turmoil, ‘Leave’ Campaign Fined for Violations

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Late last night, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May accepted four hard-right amendments to her government’s Brexit plan, quelling a rebellion in her own party. But analysts say the concessions will destroy her newly minted “customs facilitation agreement” on the controversial issue of the Irish border. Now May hopes to send Parliament into early recess amid fears of a leadership challenge. Meanwhile, the Vote Leave campaign has been fined more than $80,000 and reported to police for breaking spending laws and illegally coordinating with another pro-Brexit group.

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‘Lava Bomb’ Injures 23 on Hawaii Tour Boat

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A boat carrying tourists to watch lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano was struck by a flying chunk of molten rock yesterday. The ball of lava burst through the boat’s roof, leaving one woman with a fractured femur and others with burns and cuts. Tour operators say the sightseeing boats will keep running, but will take the Coast Guard’s new advice to stay farther away from the lava flow. Meanwhile, Kilauea’s recent eruption has created a small new island, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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US Court Suspends Rapid Deportations

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District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled yesterday to temporarily bar the deportations of recently reunited migrant families — another setback for the Trump administration’s controversial immigration reforms. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the case, arguing that parents who’ve been reunited with their kids should have time to consider leaving their children in the U.S. to pursue asylum claims. While government lawyers argued that swift deportations are key to making more space for detainees, Sabraw said slowing or ceasing family reunification is “not an option.” The next hearing is set for July 24.

Courtesy: Daily Briefing

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