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Ogun Tribunal: Toyin Amuzu condemns attack on PDP, wants police to fish out perpetrators

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Ogun Tribunal: Toyin Amuzu condemns attack on PDP, wants police to fish out perpetrators

Ogun Tribunal: Toyin Amuzu condemns attack on PDP, wants police to fish out perpetrators

 

 

 

OGUN TRIBUNAL – The alleged sponsored attack by political thugs of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP) at the ongoing Governorship election petition tribunal, sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, has been condemned in its entirety, with a call on the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to direct investigations into the security lapses and fish out the perpetrators of such dastardly act.

 

Ogun Tribunal: Toyin Amuzu condemns attack on PDP, wants police to fish out perpetrators

 

An Egba Chief and the PDP House of Representatives Candidate in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in the last election, Chief Toyin Amuzu who made this call, described the attack on Otunba Segun Sowunmi and other members of the party as ‘a barbaric act, typical of an emperor who is loosing grip’ .

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Amuzu said “the attack by the APC was aimed at instilling fear, disrupting the proceedings of the Tribunal, creating a siege mentality on the people and the Judiciary so as to truncate the delivery of justice in the Petition filed by the PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, against the manifest rigging of the Ogun State Governorship election in favour of APC candidate, Governor Dapo Abiodun.

 

 

 

 

 

According to him, the hoodlums were mobilized by APC leaders who are in mortal fear that the APC’s manipulations and rigging in the Ogun State Governorship election will be exposed at the Tribunal.

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Amuzu noted that the attack by the APC is a direct assault on the institution of the Judiciary, the Election Tribunal and a serious threat to the sustenance of Democracy in our country and dear State.

 

 

 

 

 

He said, it was more worrisome that the attack by the APC on innocent Nigerians occurred in the full glare of police operatives and other security agents, who made no attempt to arrest or stop the APC hoodlums noting that such scenario is indicting on Nigeria’s security authorities and this requires urgent attention.

 

 

 

 

 

In his words, Chief Amuzu said, “Ogun State is known for peace, civility and high standards. No one should turn the state into a theatre of war and violence. The people of Ogun State demands that those behind the attack must be tracked down and brought to book immediately”.

 

 

 

 

 

“The people of Ogun State and the PDP will never be deterred or cowed by the APC to give up the legitimate and constitutional pursuit for the recovery of the mandates freely given to our Party in Ogun State”, he said.

 

 

 

 

Chief Amuzu called on all members, supporters and people of Ogun State to remain calm but at alert and ready to use every means within the ambit of the law to resist the APC, in its plots to disrupt the Tribunal and subvert the course of justice in the matter.

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UN International Day For Solidarity with Palestine: TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation Calls for Permanent Ceasefire

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*UN International Day For Solidarity with Palestine: TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation Calls for Permanent Ceasefire 

 

 

In a bid to support peace and stability in the Middle East, the TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation has called for a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. This plea comes on the occasion of the UN International Day for Solidarity with Palestine.

The foundation’s Chairman, Amb Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi, and Betara of Biu and the grand patron of the foundation, His Excellency Amb Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai Rtd CFR Betara of Biu, have expressed deep sorrow and concern over the colossal lost of lifes and damage to property in Gaza. The foundation, known for its unwavering commitment to humanity and desire to alleviate the suffering of those affected by conflicts worldwide, is calling for an end to the violence and the protection of innocent lives.

As the Israel-Hamas temporary truce enters it’s fifth day, there seems to be a ray of hope as both sides completed their fourth releases of captives from Gaza in exchange for Palestinians held in Israeli jails and vice versa. Mediators have stated that the process will continue, indicating a potential breakthrough in the negotiations.

Qatar, along with Egypt, has played a crucial role in facilitating indirect talks between Israel and Hamas. Qatar’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, announced that an agreement has been reached to extend the original four-day truce by two more days. This extension provides an opportunity for both sides to release more individuals, further fostering an atmosphere of peace and reconciliation.

While progress is being made, it is essential to remember the plight of the occupied people of Palestine. The foundation urges everyone to take a moment to pray for the innocent civilians, especially the children, who have been affected by the ongoing conflict. It is a time to condemn the senseless violence and hope that the negotiations on the ground will lead to a lasting resolution.

The TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation remains committed to supporting initiatives that promotes peace, stability, and the well-being of individuals affected by conflicts worldwide. With the call for a permanent ceasefire, the foundation emphasizes the importance of dialogue and understanding in resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict.

As the negotiations continue, the foundation joins the international community in praying for a swift end to the war and a brighter future for the people of Palestine.

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SDP thugs invade INEC Office in Kogi, as APC calls for Ajaka, supporters’ arrest

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SDP thugs invade INEC Office in Kogi, as APC calls for Ajaka, supporters' arrest

SDP thugs invade INEC Office in Kogi, as APC calls for Ajaka, supporters’ arrest

Some supporters of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State stormed the State Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) , in Lokoja, on Wednesday, to protest against what they termed “INEC’s dubious tampering with election materials”.
Security agencies, however, moved in on time to prevent an attack on the INEC Office, dispersing the protesters with tear gas and barricading the road leading to the office.

 

 

 

 

 

The protest, which was monitored by our correspondent, started peacefully, until some of the protesters, who behaved like thugs, started throwing harmful objects and harassing passers-by.

 

 

 

 

The SDP protesters were demanding that the election materials be moved to Abuja.

 

 

 

One of the protesters who identified himself as Danjuma told newsmen that they were sure the materials at the INEC Office had been compromised by the APC.

 

 

SDP thugs invade INEC Office in Kogi, as APC calls for Ajaka, supporters' arrest

 

“We have it on good authority that the APC and Yahaya Bello have tampered with the election materials. The materials they are taking to the tribunal have already been doctored. So, we are calling on INEC to take the original material to INEC, or we will make Kogi State ungovernable.
“Those who stole the mandate of Kogi East must not live to enjoy it. We are calling on the President and also the National Chairman of INEC to ensure the doctored materials are immediately replaced with the original ones before they are presented at the tribunal. Anything other than that will be resisted,” he said.
When contacted, the Director, Media and Publicity/Spokesperson of the Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council, Kingsley Fanwo, dismissed the allegations as senseless and called on the authorities to call the SDP candidate, Murtala Ajaka, and his supporters to order.
He said the APC would assess the situation and issue an official statement on it later, noting that “the SDP people know they have no evidence to back their claims. They are playing the victim to cover their shame.”
He, however, said the SDP should allow the Tribunal to sit peacefully and give INEC the breathing space to do their work as required by the law.
Usman Ododo of the APC won the November 11 governorship election with a wide margin, polling 446,237 votes to defeat his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the SDP, who got 259,052 votes. Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 46,362 votes.
Below is the statement from Fanwo:
KOGI APC GOVERNORSHIP CAMPAIGN COUNCIL
PRESS RELEASE
CONFUSED SDP HARASSING INEC, PLAYING VICTIM – APC CAMPAIGN COUNCIL
. SAYS PARTY HAS NO EVIDENCE TO BACK RIGGING CLAIMS
. ‘ALLEGATIONS AGAINST APC SENSELESS’
1. Today’s failed attack by supporters and thugs of the Social Democratic Party to attack the State INEC Office in Lokoja has confirmed our recent alarm that the party is determined to destroy every relevant government institution just to maintain their false claim to popularity.
2. The attempted plan to lynch INEC staff and burn down the INEC Office was gallantly averted by security agents. Their promptness and professionalism is highly commended as their timely intervention saved what would have been a bloody day as weapon-wielding thugs of the SDP were dangerously threatening to make the state ungovernable.
3. The laughable story of the SDP that the thugs were hired by our party is no deviation from their culture of terrible and senseless propaganda and strategy to blame everyone else for their own actions. It is high time the thoroughly defeated candidate of the SDP and his co-travellers to an unknown destination are arrested to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
4. We call on APC supporters to remain law abiding in the face of glaring provocation. War is about using one’s best to the worst to oneself. The Governor-Elect will be sworn in on January 27, 2024 to advance the frontiers of development in our dear state.
5. As earlier stated, we wish to reiterate our readiness for any legal challenge as we know we won an election adjudged as the freest and fairest in the history of our dear state.
*Kingsley Femi Fanwo,
Spokesperson/Director of Media and Publicity.

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Lagos Assembly Confirms 3 Sanwo-Olu’s Cabinet Nominees

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Lagos Assembly Confirms 3 Sanwo-Olu’s Cabinet Nominees

 

 

 

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday confirmed three of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees of cabinet rank.

 

 

 

 

 

The House confirmed Mr. Abiodun Ogunleye for the position of commissioner. It also approved two others for the positions of Special Adviser to the governor (cabinet ranks).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their confirmation took place during a plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.

Earlier, Hon. Mojeed Fatai, chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to screen nominees of the governor, told the House that the committee did a thorough job in line with the task handed it by the Speaker.

Dr. Obasa, citing Section 192 (Part II), Chapter 6 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), confirmed the nominees after securing a unanimous voice vote of the lawmakers present.

 

 

Lagos Assembly Confirms 3 Sanwo-Olu's Cabinet Nominees

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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