Lai Mohammed Sends Message To Biafra
Some Igbos are calling for a Biafra Republic, while some Yorubas are canvassing for Oduduwa Republic.
Mohammed said it was rational and ideal for citizens to call for restructuring and true federalism, adding that whatever challenges facing the country can be overcome.
“While it is alright for citizens to call for restructuring and true federalism, what is not acceptable is the call in certain quarters for secession,” Lai Mohammed said.
we’ll defend ourselves – Nnamdi Kanu
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has declared war on the people of the South-East.
Nnamdi Kanu disclosed this in a statement signed by the Spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful on Thursday.
“We are also want to put the world on notice that Buhari and his Service Chiefs should be held accountable for any genocide or war in Eastern Nigeria. They brought the war to our doorsteps and we have no option but to defend our ancestral land. And that we must do irrespective of the cost!” Kanu added in the statement.
Deputy Speaker Bassey says PDP dead in Cross River
Deputy Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey, has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) following the defection of Gov. Ben Ayade.
Bassey told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Thursday in Calabar that the governor’s move has crumbled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
He said that the governor was moving to the ruling party with all members of the State House of Assembly, Commissioners, elected local council chairmen, councillors and over 6,000 political appointees in the state.
I’m in APC to join Buhari in building Nigeria — Ayade gives reason for leaving PDP
Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade Thursday dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He formally declared for the ruling party at the Cross River State Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s Office in Calabar after a two-hour meeting with seven APC governors led by the party’s interim chairman and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
Speaking on why he was joining the APC, Ayade highlighted the character attributes of President Muhammadu Buhari and the realisation that Cross River, which has been emasculated economically following the ceding of its oil wells, needed to be in sync with the party at the center, as the main reasons for moving.
According to the governor, “I believe that if everyone of us as governor joins hands with Mr President, I think we can sit on the same dining table and fashion out a way to govern this country.”