Planned ‘Revolution’ March, A Treasonable Felony – IGP

 

 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed has said that a video being circulated all over social media by the ‘Global Coalition for security and Democracy in Nigeria and others’, calling on Nigerians to join a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Federal Government on August the 5th, amounts to treasonable felony.

According to the police boss, the planned action is meant to force a regime change in the country.

In a communique sent out over the weekend, IGP Adamu said that rights should not translate to violence, adding that the force will not watch anyone or group disrupt the nation’s peace.

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He said: “The force wishes to state unequivocally that the call amounts to treasonable felony and acts of terrorism and will therefore the force will not stand idly-by and watch any individual or group in the society cause anarchy in the land.

“While acknowledging the rights of Nigerians to embark on protest, the force wishes to note that such rights should not translate to a violent and forceful change of government which clearly is the meaning of ‘revolution”.

The police boss maintained that Nigeria is a democratic country with well-defined processes for change of government and warns those he describes as the organizers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathizers of the ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria’ to steer clear of any such planned protest, and acts of incitement.

The 5th of August has been scheduled as the date of a planned protest by the publisher of online news magazine, Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore and his group, a move which has led to the arrest of Mr Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 23rd presidential election.

The Department of State Security Service (DSS) had on Sunday confirmed the arrest, with its spokesman Peter Afunaya stating that the DSS is acting within its constitutional powers to arrest and detain anybody or group who threatens the unity and peaceful co-existence of Nigeria.

Mr Afunaya however, declined to comment whether Mr Sowore is at the DSS office in Lagos or Abuja.

Nobody Should Attempt The ‘Revolution Now’ Protest In Rivers State – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that nobody should attempt the ‘RevolutionNow’ protest in the state.

Governor Wike said that Rivers State is not part of the RevolutionNow protest and whatever illegal agenda it seeks to pursue.

The Governor said: “Rivers State does not subscribe to what the RevolutionNow protest represents and Rivers State is not part of the protest”.

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He directed security agencies in the state to arrest anybody involved in the RevolutionNow protest and also take all necessary steps to prosecute such persons.

Governor Wike urged parents to ensure that their children are not misled by agents of the march to participate in the illegal protest.

“All council chairmen are directed to be at alert. If they suspect any illegal gathering, they should report to the security agencies for immediate action “, Governor Wike said.

Stop Parading Yourselves As ACC National Chairman, Court Tells Omoyele Sowore

 

Justice Iyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the suspended national chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC, and the presidential candidate of the party in the last presidential election, Mr Omoyele Sowore to stop parading himself as the national chairman of the party.

The court also ordered the deputy national chairman of the party, Mr Malcolm Fabiyi, to stop parading himself as deputy national chairman.

The court restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission from further recognizing the suspended chairman, pending the determination of the motion on notice.

The newly sworn in acting chairman of the party Mr Leonard Nzenwa, dragged the suspended chairman and his deputy to court.

In the order granted by the court, the court restrained Mr Sowore and Fabiyi from further exercising any power or function relating to the offices pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

In the affidavit in support of the motion on notice, the party alleged that Mr Sowore failed to fulfill the mandatory statutory requirement of holding the national executive committee meeting of the party quarterly.

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He is also accused of receiving money from foreign donor and used it for his personal use in contravention of the provisions of the federal republic of Nigeria.

The party said despite appeals made to him to call for a NEC meeting of the party to respond to allegations against him, he failed to do so.

The party further said that it reached a resolution on march 27th, 2019 suspending them from the party for six months.

Mr Sowore was suspended as the chairman of the party and in his place the party appointed Mr Leonard Nzenwa, as the acting national chairman.

We Will Continue To Recognise Sowore As National Chairman Of The AAC – INEC

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will continue to recognize Omoyele Sowore as the authentic National Chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC).

INEC made this clarification in a letter by its Secretary, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony, dated May 14.

The electoral umpire sent out its communique in reply to a letter by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the AAC, on May 13.

In its letter, the party sought to suspend Sowore and eight others over alleged anti-party activities.

However, after reviewing the party’s request, INEC said it discovered certain flaws that do not substantiate the AAC’s claims against Sowore and the others.

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INEC’s letter partly read, “The commission, after reviewing the content of the letter, has established the following: There is no documentary evidence that a meeting of the AAC NEC was convened by the National Chairman as required by Chapter 9 Section 59(a) of the constitution of the AAC.

“The party did not provide a 21-day notice of the NEC meeting as required by Section 85(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). There are no minutes or evidence of attendance of the AAC NEC meeting where the National Chairman and eight others were purportedly suspended.

“Accordingly, the Commission shall continue to recognise and relate with Mr Sowore Omoyele as the substantive National Chairman of the AAC.”

 

I Am Ready For A Coalition With Sowore, Moghalu – Durotoye

Presidential Candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye

 

The Presidential Candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye has said that he is ready for a coalition with the Presidential Candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu and African Action (ACC), Omoyele Sowere.

Mr Durotoye made his declaration known through a series of tweets on his social media platform.

His comments come after the Presidential Allied Congress Party (ACP), Oby Ezekwesili on Thursday withdrew from the Presidential race 

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“I have always believed that leadership is about service & sacrifice & today, I would like to commend Oby Ezekwesili for leading the charge to form a viable coalition to presenting a Consensus Candidate for the 2019 Presidential elections.

“To ensure an alliance is formed and we present a united front, I am ready to come into coalition talks with my brothers Omoyele Sowore & Prof. Kingsley Moghalu to submit myself to any transparent process that will help us arrive at a selection of a Consensus Candidate from amongst us.

Fela Durotoye, Kinglsey Moghalu and Omoyele Sowore

“To be clear, if the process produces any other candidate apart from myself, I am ready to support whoever the Consensus Candidate is and to do all I can to support the coalition to win the 2019 Presidential elections for our generation.

“Once again, I implore the front-line candidates in our generation.

“Let us come together and seize this historic window of opportunity for our generation to select one of us to go ahead of us …so that All of us can come together and speak with one voice at the 2019 General Elections.

“Together, we can do the perceived impossible. Our generation is depending on us.

“We must not let them down”.

Signed, Fela Durotoye Presidential Candidate Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) @ANNigOfficial.

President Buhari Has Disappointed, Failed Nigerians – Sowore

Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Presidential Aspirant, Mr Omoyele Sowore

 

A media entrepreneur, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has regretted that President Muhammadu Buhari, has failed to deliver his campaign promises to Nigerians three years after assuming leadership of the country.

Sowore, who is also a Presidential aspirant, stated this while featuring as a guest on Sunday Politics aired on Channels Television.

“President Buhari, having disappointed as a leader and failed a majority of Nigerians will lose in 2019,” he said.

Sowore, however, explained that he is not disturbed in any way with the President declaring his intention to seek reelection ahead of 2019.

The media boss is rather optimistic that the current administration would be sacked owing to what he describes as ‘failure’ on the part of the Federal Government.

He added, “What were his plans for coming to power? He promised security but the people of Dapchi know better.

“Boko Haram is still flourishing. He promised to make the economy better and fight corruption. But you know what the corruption is all about.”

The media practitioner also took a swipe at the corruption was embarked by the Federal Government.

If given the mandate to serve the nation, he promises to revamp the power sector, provide massive jobs to the teeming Nigerian youths, tackle insecurity, curb corruption among several others.