Boko Haram: Buhari, Amaechi, Oyinlola, others in protest rally

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, and former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, yesterday led thousands of party supporters in a protest rally in Abuja.

They accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government of playing politics with Boko Haram.

The protest tagged ‘Salvation Rally’, was aimed at drawing global attention to what the opposition party described as deliberate hijack of the Nigeria police and other security agencies by the ruling PDP.

According to them, the rally was essentially a clarion call against the increased spate of insecurity, killings, corruption, and police brutality against official opposition.

They also accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP of gross incompetence and unprecedented display of impunity.

Others at the event which started at the Eagle Square in Abuja through to the Police headquarters, were APC’s deputy national chairman, North-East, Senator Shuaibu Lawal; Senator Ali Ndume, Shaba Lafiagi and Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

Speaking at the rally, the opposition leaders took turns to lambast the Federal Government, saying that President Jonathan has failed Nigerians in all ramifications.

Governor Amaechi told the crowd that the rally would mark the end of PDP’s impunity in the country.

According to him, restoring the withdrawn security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and stopping the insurgency in the North-East amongst others were the demands President Jonathan must accede to.

He said: “Today will mark the beginning of our resistance to the President’s attempt at owning the Nigeria Police and keeping the military in his pocket. They are either the Nigeria Police or Goodluck Jonathan’s Police. They must choose one from today. Today, all of us must decide as a nation whether we will allow the President to continue to disobey court orders. The court has said that he should give back the Speaker his security details, and the President has disobeyed.

“Today, the President must tell us why our brothers and sisters are dying in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states and they are here enjoying in Abuja. The President must answer that; why is he comfortable and Nigerians are dying. Today, the insult of what they called stomach democracy must stop. This stomach infrastructure must stop.

“Today is the choice to stop the President from defeating our interest to be Nigerians, the interest to become responsible for our own lives and choose their president. Today, the President must tell us why he stopped INEC from distributing the polling units on population basis. Today, the President must tell us whether he is our president, regional president or an ethnic president.

“It is your choice to make. I am a governor but I am also a citizen. I think as citizens of Nigeria, today is the beginning for a struggle for democracy. You know we don’t have democracy any more in Nigeria. What we have in Nigeria now is diarchy. Diarchy is a government headed by a civilian but under the support of the military. Today the President sits with the military against you and I. Today, we are told that the military will take over our elections. We must stop them today. It is your choice to make.”

Adapted from Vanguard. File photo shows Buhari (2nd R) and Amaechi (L) with other APC leaders.

Buhari, Amaechi, others in protest rally against FG

on November 20, 2014   /   in Headlines 12:00 am   /   Comments

By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA—The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant and former Head of State, Gen.Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, led thousands of party supporters in a protest rally in Abuja, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led Federal Government of playing politics with Boko Haram.

The protest tagged ‘Salvation Rally’, was aimed at drawing global attention to what the opposition party described as deliberate hijack of the Nigeria police and other security agencies by the ruling PDP.

APC Leaders Ogbonnaya Onu(right) Muhammadu Buhari APC National Chairman John Oyegun ,Nat Sec, Mai Mala Buni and Hon Farouk Adamu  during the Salvation Rally by the party in Abuja yesterday  Photos Abayomi Fayese

APC Leaders Ogbonnaya Onu(right) Muhammadu Buhari APC National Chairman John Oyegun ,Nat Sec, Mai Mala Buni and Hon Farouk Adamu during the Salvation Rally by the party in Abuja yesterday Photos Abayomi Fayese

According to them, the rally was essentially a clarion call against the increased spate of insecurity, killings, corruption, and police brutality against official opposition.

They also accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP of gross incompetence and unprecedented display of impunity.

Others at the event which started at the Eagle Square in Abuja through to the Police headquarters, were former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; APC’s deputy national chairman, North-East, Senator Shuaibu Lawal; Senator Ali Ndume, Shaba Lafiagi and Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

Speaking at the rally, the opposition leaders took turns to lambast the Federal Government, saying that President Jonathan has failed Nigerians in all ramifications.

Our demands—APC leaders

The first to speak was Governor Amaechi who told the crowd, mainly APC supporters, that the rally would mark the end of PDP’s impunity in the country.

According to him, restoring the withdrawn security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and stopping the insurgency in the North-East amongst others were the demands President Jonathan must accede to.

He said: “Today will mark the beginning of our resistance to the President’s attempt at owning the Nigeria Police and keeping the military in his pocket. They are either the Nigeria Police or Goodluck Jonathan’s Police. They must choose one from today. Today, all of us must decide as a nation whether we will allow the President to continue to disobey court orders. The court has said that he should give back the Speaker his security details, and the President has disobeyed.

“Today, the President must tell us why our brothers and sisters are dying in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states and they are here enjoying in Abuja. The President must answer that; why is he comfortable and Nigerians are dying. Today, the insult of what they called stomach democracy must stop. This stomach infrastructure must stop.

“Today is the choice to stop the President from defeating our interest to be Nigerians, the interest to become responsible for our own lives and choose their president. Today, the President must tell us why he stopped INEC from distributing the polling units on population basis. Today, the President must tell us whether he is our president, regional president or an ethnic president.

“It is your choice to make. I am a governor but I am also a citizen. I think as citizens of Nigeria, today is the beginning for a struggle for democracy. You know we don’t have democracy any more in Nigeria. What we have in Nigeria now is diarchy. Diarchy is a government headed by a civilian but under the support of the military. Today the President sits with the military against you and I. Today, we are told that the military will take over our elections. We must stop them today. It is your choice to make.”

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Source: News Express

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