Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman and a chieftain of Afenifere, the Yoruba apex Socio-Cultural Group, in his reaction to the recent honour bestowed on late Chief MKO Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari, said that the president should not think that the Yoruba are fools. He alleged that the recent June 12 declaration was a political gimmick ahead of 2019 presidential election.
2. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and a former spokesman of the Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan campaign organisation, in a recent interview urges the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue Nigeria. His statement came following the threat by the lawmakers to invoke their constitutional powers if Buhari fails to address certain issues.
3. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a recent statement on Friday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to arrest him using fake documents and fake witnesses against him. He added that the Buhari-led government was plotting to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to pave way for his indefinite detention, saying that even his safety could no longer be guaranteed.
4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its reaction to the recent alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Buhari-led federal government was plotting to arrest him, said that Nigeria had become a police state under President Buhari. The statement was issued by the party’s national publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Friday. “The alarm by Chief Obasanjo has further shown that the PDP has not been crying wolf regarding the plots by the APC-led federal government to frame, arrest, detain and arraign political opponents of the APC, including regular Nigerians, for holding or canvassing opinions that are divergent to the interest of those in power.” PDP said.
5. The top Yoruba group, Afenifere, the Igbo Socio-Political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and the Ijaw Youth Congress have said that President Muhammadu Buhari should forget about winning in the South-West and other southern parts of Nigeria if he does not restructure the country before 2019 presidential elections.