Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Saturday morning. Our top picks from stories in Nigerian Newspapers 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop intimidating Nigerians because he is no god. He stated this while speaking in Abuja at the PDP national secretariat following the visit of Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, one of PDP’s presidential aspirants. According to him, Buhari was behaving like a coward and was afraid of the opposition. “The President is not god and he has no power to kill all Nigerians. He runs after everyone that criticizes him and he picks them up day and night. Is he god? No, he is not. He is busy harassing Nigerians and wants to intimidate everybody. He has no time for governance. Instead, he is more interested in arresting and locking them up. He is fighting those who have sacrificed for the unity of the country. He wants to frame them – the likes of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Theophilus Danjuma, who speak the truth” Secondus said.
2. Saleh Al-Hassan, the Secretary-General of Miyetti Allah, while speaking on Friday during an interview on Channels Television, lambasted Fulani lawmakers in the National Assembly for failing to protect the interest of herdsmen. “Our elite have filed to protect us. Our National Assembly members that are of Fulani background are just there collecting money. They can’t protect their people. They don’t want to come out to say the truth. If you have injustice in the land, you can only end up with negativity. There is nowhere you will find citizens being denied their economic rights and then you expect that there will be peace. What we are saying is give us a share of the land resources in this country,” he said.
3. Nkenna Nzeruo, a lawmaker representing Oru East at the Imo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday alleged that the Speaker of the House and 21 other lawmakers are witch hunting him. Nzeruo who is under suspension said that he was suspended because he rejected N50million oath taking inducement to support the governorship aspiration of Uche Nwosu, the Chief of Staff to Governor Rochas Okorocha. According to him, “the crimes I committed are that I gave heed to mu people, whose mandate I represent, not to participate in any oath taking for the sum of N50million to protect my integrity before God and my people.”
4. Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, a former Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Lagos, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to renounce the presidential seat following what he described as the president’s failure to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians. He accused Buhari of failing to stop the killings of his kinsmen across Nigeria. “Dear Mr. President, we must call a spade a spade. You were elected to protect the land and its people but neither is being protected under your watch. You therefore have the most important decision of your career to make. And that decision is this: Are you for Nigerians or not?” he asked, in his open letter to the President titled ‘Dear Mr. President, Call a Spade a Spade’.