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Keyamo’s comments expose APC’s plot to assassinate Obi — Labour Party



                         • Peter Obi, Labour Party Presidential Candidate

The Labour Party (LP) has described comments by the Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo on Peter Obi as a proof that the APC wants to actually eliminate the LP’s presidential candidate.

Keyamo, had in a statement on Monday, claimed that the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, is planning to fake his assassination attempt.

He said Obi was planning to implicate the ruling party by hiring some supporters dressed in the APC caps and T-shirts to attack some of Labour party’s offices.

Reacting to this, the LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Abayomi in a statement on Tuesday said: “Festus Keyamo in a fabricated and very misleading press statement claimed he was responding to a non – existent false rumour that Peter Obi plans to “stage – manage” an “assassination attempt” on himself is alarming and very frightening and it leaves no room to doubt the implications of the claim as it is like a self confession by the APC in its plan to assassinate the LP Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi.

He described the APC Spokesperson’s statements as deceitful, devilish and a veiled attempt to gain unmerited sympathy to win the 2023 presidential election through fraudulent means.

“No one is confused by the APC through Festus Keyamo’s open pre – crime alibi. No one is fooled enough to buy into the very sadistic attempt to create a confused narrative ahead of committing felony.

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“LP wants the public to be fully informed that the APC has indirectly warned all Nigerians that a plan to assassinate Peter Obi by the APC is on the way.

“Labour Party wishes to remind Festus Keyamo that Chapter IV of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria on fundamental Rights section 33(1) states: “Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

The Labour Party therefore, called on the inspector General of Police to immediately and urgently commence a comprehensive investigation into Keyamo “unlawful and treasonable activities and conducts likely to cause breach of peace and anarchy in our Country so that this ugly trend can be nipped in the bud as well as possible prosecution in the court of Law”

“LP sees the forced self confession of the APC about the conspiracy being floated by the APC to assassinate the most popular and supported people’s preferred and loved 2023 Presidential Candidate, as yet another proof of God’s involvement with the Peter Obi Candidacy.

“LP is asking every legal Citizens of Nigeria at home and all over the World to openly show concern and shout to the World to save the life of the one divinely anointed hope and Messiah carrying the grace to lead the Nation to the promised land from a planned assassination by the ruling APC. All should keep calling on the security agencies to make a move immediately to checkmate APC from assassinating our own dear Peter Obi.

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According to the statement, evidence of impending massive Electoral victory for Peter Obi’s in 2023 has made the APC to become jittery and totally frightened enough to be thrown into political wilderness and has grown into moral deadness.

“LP is not seeing the unrepentant slave – driving, the really very tired anti-people Politician, the morally, socially and ethically questioned very weak Tinubu, the unlikely APC flag bearer that is being deceptively dressed as a likely Presidential material as one to shake the minds of the people who are tired of being taken as captives in the Lagos Bullion Van political slave plantation called APC.

“Meanwhile, it is the responsibility of the Security Agencies to ensure that all the Candidates are truly secured but the LP is loudly and clearly expressing its condemnation of the criminally – inclined politics the APC is trying to re-introduce into the Nigerian Political system.

“President Muhammadu Buhari must now as a matter of urgency direct the service chiefs to place Festus Keyamo and other APC presidential Campaign members and supporters on a security watch list as they are now a threat to democracy ahead of the 2023 general elections.

LP finally, asked the APC to understand that the violence – propelled politics of the old has no room in today’s Nigeria but should rather focus on how to exit Nigeria as the poverty capital of the world before the end of their ‘inglorious’ tenure.



PDP demands probe of Supreme Court fire disaster



The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has demanded a thorough investigation into the fire incident that gutted a section of the Supreme Court in the early hours of Monday.

The party raised the alarm over the incident which it described as suspicious giving the fact that a verdict on a sensitive issue of national importance is being expected.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba made the position of the opposition party on the fire incident known in a statement on Monday.

He said, “The PDP is worried over the fire outbreak especially given heightened public apprehension of possible arsonist attack with the intent to cripple and frustrate the Supreme Court from effectively discharging its constitutional duties especially with regard to high profile electoral cases including the Presidential Election Appeals pending before it.

“Our Party demands for an immediate full-scale investigation into the fire outbreak with the view to unraveling the circumstances or possible sabotage in the incident.

“The PDP insists that the outcome of the investigation should be made public unlike those of previous fire incidents in various government Ministries, Departments and Agencies which were characteristically swept under the carpet by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations.

“While calling on the Federal Government to beef up security around the Supreme Court, the PDP also demands that Nigerians must be assured of the safety of sensitive documents and equipment at the Court especially at this critical time.”

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Gov. Mbah tasks FG on New Road Maintenance Model as bridge collapses along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway



Gov Peter Mbah (centre) and some government officials during inspection of the collapsed bridge in Enugu on Monday

…urges FG to concession roads to states

Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has called for a new road maintenance model to guarantee a better condition and longevity of Nigerians roads, regretting that the current model had failed woefully.

Dr. Mbah made the call when he visited the site of the collapsed bridge between the New Artisan flyover and the NNPC Mega Station along the Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressway.

The collapsed bridge

Fielding questions from newsmen after the first-hand inspection of the scene of the disaster, Mbah who thanked God that no life was lost despite the magnitude of the incident, urged the federal government to consider a concession of all the federal roads in each state to the state governments for proper maintenance in conjunction with the private sector.

“I think the question should be whether the current model of federal road maintenance is working or not; and I think that is the bigger question that we must ask.

“Today, we are here witnessing a tragedy that has just occurred. We are fortunate enough that no life was lost, but this could have been prevented entirely. So, the people can no longer ply this route because of this tragedy. This shows clearly that we do not have a sound federal road maintenance model.

“The bridge collapse didn’t just happen. These threats could have been identified if we had routine or regular maintenance.

“Perhaps the way to go is to find a way to concession these roads to the states. The states need to take charge of the roads within their domains and there has to be a conversation around the funding models”.

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Gov Mbah (R) inspecting the collapsed New Artisan Enugu bridge that collapsed on Monday

The said bridge collapsed on Monday, leaving commuters stranded.

Meanwhile, in a statement signed by the Enugu State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Gerald Otiji, government has advised commuters to use Nza Street through New Haven or ply Ogui Road and Abakaliki Road to their various destinations, while the authorities come up with measures for immediate repair on the failed section of the bridge.

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Flyover bridge collapses in Enugu, no casualty



The collapsed flyover bridge in Enugu
The flyover bridge across the Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressway at the Enugu New Artisan market in Enugu state capital has collapsed.

The bridge collapsed Monday morning but an eyewitness said there was no casualty as artisans and residents were yet to come out from their homes for the day’s activity.

The eyewitness, an Auto Mechanic who identified himself as Nnamdi, told The Advocate that two lorries conveying goods which were on the bridge when the incident occurred were affected.

According to him, drivers and conductors of the two lorries, however, escaped unhurt.

The Advocate observed that one lane of the Enugu – Port Harcourt dual-carriage way had been blocked by the debris of the collapsed bridge forcing motorists playing the expressway to divert through alternative routes to continue their journey.

Security operatives, officials of the Federal and Enugu State Ministries of Works, Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were sighted within the area to access the situation as well as to assist the road users plying the alternative routes.

Residents of Goshen Estate, Premier Layout, worshippers at the Dunamis Church and traders at the New Artisan market who are regular users of the bridge are likely to encounter serious traffic gridlock on account of the collapsed bridge, if an alternative route is not created as a matter of urgency.

The state government has yet to speak on the development by press time.

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