Connect with us

Politics

ONDO: Don’t let political crisis of 1983 repeat itself, PDP chieftain warns Buhari

Published

on

ONDO: Don't let political crisis of 1983 repeat itself, PDP chieftain warns Buhari

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Professor Olu Agbi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari government not to allow the political crisis of 1983 to repeat itself in Ondo State.

Agbi stated this at the end of a meeting of PDP leaders in Akure, Ondo State capital on Monday, insisting that the removal of Eyitayo Jegede’s name as the candidate of the PDP was an injustice that negates the principles of democracy.

“We have been monitoring the event for the past few days, it is a rape of democracy. It is the prerogative of a party to choose its governorship candidate but what we are having now is an unusual precedence in this country.

“It is a deliberate act to destroy the peace and progress of Ondo State and we don’t want that peace to be truncated. We don’t want the political crisis in 1983 to repeat itself, when many properties were destroyed and many lives were lost. Many of those that were affected are still suffering till today.

Read also: ONDO: Why Presidency plots Ibrahim as walkover for Akeredolu

“That is why we are calling on the Federal Government to correct the injustice, to save Ondo State from imminent crisis. Where there is injustice there can never be peace and stability,” Agbi said

He added that “once the injustice is addressed, there will be no crisis in the state,” he urged the judicial arm of government to correct the injustice.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Thursday declared Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP, removing Jegede’s name. What followed the action was protest in some major towns in the state on Friday and Saturday.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

0 Comments

  1. yanju omotodun

    October 31, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    What’s buhari business in this matter? Is it buhari that removed jegede’s name!
    PDP should get lost.

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      October 31, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Ma’am Buhari is the president, a key member of APC which is the ruling party. If APC is going to make any complain about Nigeria or APC, always expect Buhari’s name to be mentioned, they will find a way of dragging him into any matter.

      • Amarachi Okoye

        November 2, 2016 at 7:26 am

        If there is any name that will be mention here is buhari and is fellow party members APC. Because they are the one causing problem in Nigeria so buhari name should be dragged to it because his the president

    • Nonso Ezeugo

      November 2, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Buhari has a business in this matter because his the president of the country so what ever that happen buhari will be own responsible. Jegede that was remove by the PDP rular who knows if it was buhari plan to do so

  2. JOHNSON PETER

    October 31, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    What happened in 1983?
    I need more enlightenment on that.

  3. Amaka Okoro

    November 2, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Am sure buhari knows what happen in 1983 lives were lost because of injustice in this country buhari should come and correct the damage in ondo state

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

11 − four =

Investigations