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Sowore Dug Hole He’s In Now, Romanced Buhari, Told Deliberate Lies, But Should Be Freed —Reno Omokri

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If you say Omoyele Sowore is a liar, I will agree. He tells deliberate lies to destroy the reputation of those he‘s against, using his Sahara Reporters website. He did it to me personally and my boss, GOODLUCK JONATHAN. Ironically neither Jonathan, nor I ever contemplated his arrest.

I sympathise with Sowore, but that’s not my point here. I can’t help but feel that his travails are self inflicted. I know his nature. He will come out of jail, read this, and use Sahara Reporters to try to savage my reputation. If you have followed the Buhari wave, you know the role Sowore and his Sahara Reporters played to create the Frankenstein monster named Buhari.

What is happening between Sowore and  Buhari is just a romance gone sour. Sowore is not some innocent activist that General Buhari is persecuting. He was an ally of Buhari. He sold Buhari to Nigeria. We must not rewrite history or we will repeat it.

Using saharareporters, Sowore dishonestly “DEMARKETED” President Jonathan as a “DRUNKARD,” _a “SLOW POKE,_” “CLUELESS…” and MARKETED Buhari as “INCORRUPTIBLE.” He marketed Buhari as a man who would not only “CRUSH” Jonathan, but the “messiah” who would “SOLVE” all of Nigeria’s problems.

In 2014, when Jonathan said “I am the most INSULTED president in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember me for the total freedom you enjoyed”, he was referring to Sowore and saharareporters.

Nigerians mistook his TOLERANCE AND ZEAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WEAKNESS.

Today, General Buhari is trying Sowore, his former partner in propaganda, for insulting him. If insulting a President is a crime, both Buhari and Sowore are guilty due to what they did to ex-President Jonathan. But it is NOT a crime.

Sowore should be freed!

Yet, Sowore is not the victim here. The victim, who refused to be a victim, is former President Jonathan, who Sowore accused of thievery, yet ALL his children schooled in Nigeria while he was President. 5 years after leaving office, no one has found GEJ wanting.

It is possible that people around Jonathan made money, just as people around General Buhari are making money and people around Obasanjo and YarAdua made money. _It is the sad reality of a corruption plagued country that we must all aspire to fix._ But Jonathan was NOT the THIEF, DRUNKARD or WEAKLING Sowore painted him to be. He is God fearing. To fear God is weakness to men like Sowore.

Then President Jonathan is MEEK. MEEKNESS is not WEAKNESS. MEEKNESS means you have POWER, but you RESTRAIN yourself from ABUSING it because you want to BUILD, not DESTROY. Moses was MEEK. Nigerians don’t deserve a MEEK leader. We deserve a General Buhari!

On 4 occasions, Sowore visited Nigeria while Jonathan was President. We knew his whereabouts. He met then CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, and was in contact with Buhari and El-rufai. But Jonathan NEVER ARRESTED him because _he believed in PRESS FREEDOM._

Sowore marketed Jonathan as corrupt and weak. GEJ would never make a man indicted by the army for theft, as reported by PremiumTimesng, a minister. GEJ deported South Africans in retaliation when SA deported Nigerians. It is Buhari who is WEAK & CORRUPT.

The problem with the average Nigerian, is that we CRY over CONSEQUENCES, and _LAUGH over ACTIONS,_ not realising that _CONSEQUENCE follows ACTIONS_ as DAY follows NIGHT. Sowore and Saharareporters are the ACTION. Buhari is the CONSEQUENCE.        

I look at those shedding tears for Sowore and I remember when Jonathan’s son was crying after his classmates laughed at him *because they read on saharareporters that his father is a drunkard. Even children believe the lies they read on saharareporters!

I am not stretching facts if I say that without Sowore, General Buhari wont be President. It‘s an indisputable FACT. He and Saharareporters poisoned the mind of Nigerians against then President Jonathan. As Christ said “offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!” – Luke 17:1

It is a different matter if Sowore and saharareporters used the TRUTH to turn Nigerians against then President Jonathan, but they used LIES. Deliberate and malignant LIES. You cannot DESTROY another man and expect Providence to BUILD you up!

_Ko le work!_

What Gen Buhari has done to Sowore is a common Northern tactic. I lived in the North. I know. Abacha used it on Abiola. He used Abiola to destroy Shonekan. After Abiola destroyed Shonekan’s government, he was of no use to Abacha anymore, so Abacha threw him in jail.

General Buhari and Elrufai know what they used Sowore to achieve in destroying Jonathan. They are not fools. These guys are more politically sophisticated *than even Sowore/Tinubu know. It is brinksmanship. They won’t sit and watch them do the same to Buhari.

All of you were FOOLED when General Buhari rubbed mentholatum on his handkerchief and used it to induce crocodile tears. You are now seeing the genuine Buhari now? *Who is crying now? _Buhari or you? When we told you did you listen?_ Enjoy Buhari!

Gen Buhari used Sowore & saharareporters against Jonathan and he will NEVER let them be used against him. Sowore should have known that the first person a feudal king kills is the kingmaker that got him the throne. So he can’t remove him from the same throne.

What an irony! Sowore cannot use the same saharareporters to remove himself from jail.
Don’t dig your enemy’s hole too deep so that when you fall into it, you can also escape.

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Nnamdi Kanu To UN: “Tell Buhari To Release Sowore And Other Political Prisoners” |The Republican News

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, Sahara Reporters founder and former presidential candidate of AAC party, Omoyele Sowore

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the United Nations to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the convener of #Revolution now#, Omoyele Sowore and the Shiites leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky.

IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the demand formed part of the issues Kanu raised in a meeting with UN agencies recently.

Powerful added that the issue of rural grazing area, otherwise known as RUGA, was also raised in the meeting.

He said Kanu’s struggle to liberate his people had grown beyond Nigeria, adding that the issues were before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations.

He said, “Biafra’s case will no longer be ignored; it has been internationalised.”

He said Kanu demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted on his people and the need to support the undeniable right of the Biafran people to self-determination as enshrined in laws, statutes and UN conventions.

The statement read in part, “Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored.

“The case of RUGA settlement was also raised in the meeting.

“Incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land by terrorist Fulani herdsmen, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers by Nigerian army and police over refusal to give N50 bribery.”

Powerful said Kanu was accompanied by his deputy, Uche Mefor, Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edozien and others.

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Exclusive: Buhari Set To Extend ‘Private Visit’ To London On Health Grounds |The Republican News

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Inside sources in the Presidency who spoke with SaharaReporters said there is a high likelihood of the President extending his stay on the orders of his doctors.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari may not return to the country on Sunday May 5 as scheduled due to health complications.

Inside sources in the Presidency who spoke with SaharaReporters said there is a high likelihood of the President extending his stay on the orders of his doctors.

President Muhammadu Buhari had travelled to the United Kingdom on April25 for what the presidency described as a “private visit”.

Constitutional Breach

Shortly after his announcement, Buhari’s departure sparked a constitutional debate over his refusal to notify the National Assembly of his planned absence and hand over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

In 2016, he had handed over to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo after notifying the senate of his 10-day visit to the United Kingdom where he claimed he would be seeing an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist over a persistent ear infection.

By refusing to hand over to the Vice President, Buhari breached Section 145 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) which states that:

“Whenever the President is proceeding on vacation or is otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his Office, he shall transmit a written declaration to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to that effect, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, the Vice-President shall perform the functions of the President as Acting President.

“In the event that the President is unable or fails to transmit the written declaration mentioned in subsection (1) of this section within 21 days, the National Assembly shall, by a resolution made by a simple majority of the vote of each House of the National Assembly, mandate the Vice-President to perform the functions of the office of the President as Acting President until the President transmits a letter to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives that he is now available to resume his functions as President.”

Widespread National Anger
In 2017 during his prolonged absence, Nigerian protesters in Lagos, Abuja and the UK protested after mobilizing using the hashtag #ResumeOrResign demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume his job as president or resign, after more than 90 days of absence.

Demonstrators rallied for three days, demanding action by the government, with many claiming Buhari’s absence is unacceptable and harmful for the country.

The demonstrations, led by prominent activists such as Omoyele Sowore, Charles Oputa and Deji Adeyanju forced the President to return home.

His most recent trip is also causing widespread anger from Nigerians, who accuse him of insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians, especially in the wake of rising kidnapping and banditry in the country.

Buhari’s Crohns Disease
Contrary to claims that the President suffers an ear infection, SaharaReporters in 2017 authoritatively confirmed that Buhari is battling a persistent “internal organ” problem.

The source attributed the President’s inability to eat as well as his progressive loss of weight to Crohn’s Disease, a medical condition that has affected his digestive system.

According to the source, Buhari had had parts of his colon removed in 2013 and also had another operation to have hemorrhoids, swollen veins near the human rectum, removed in 2016 in London during one of his secret trips to seek urgent medical treatment.

Timeline Of Medical Visits
Since his inauguration in 2015, President Buhari has embarked on no less than eight trips to the UK, mostly to cater to his health.

On the February 5, 2016, he embarked on a six-day medical vacation to London. Shortly after, on the June 6, 2016, he took to the skies for a 10-day medical vacation to deal with a “persistent ear infection”.

Again on January 19, 2017, he took off to London again on a medical vacation and on February 5, 2017, he wrote to the National Assembly, asking lawmakers to extend his London medical leave.

He returned on the March 10, 2017 but did not resume work immediately before jetting out two months later on May 7, 2017 for another medical vacation that lasted 104 days.

President Buhari returned in and worked from home August 19, 2017.

He again flew out in May 8, 2018 for a ‘private visit’.

(Source: Sahara reporters)

 

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BREAKING: Sahara Reporters’ Publisher, Sowore Arrested, Faces Deportation To Nigeria To Face Charges

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Sahara Reporters’s publisher, Mr Omoyele Sowore was this night picked up in New York city and taken to Varick street deportation center where he is awaiting expatriation back to Nigeria.

Trouble started for Mr Omoyele Sowore when the sheriff attempted to serve Melaye’s defamation court summons. I his effort to argue with the sheriff, New York City police were called in. Sowore was immediately picked up and taken to the detention center for processing which will lead to his removal from the USA.

Mr Sowore is not a United States’ citizen and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under President Donald Trump is quick to remove or deport immigrants involved in the most minute of infractions or criminal cases.

At the moment Sahara Reporters’ lawyers are scrambling to get to the detention center to appeal against the deportation of Mr Sowore. They will be making a case that the Nigerians authorities are after the Ondo born publisher for wrong reasons.

Sources close to the Sahara Reporters said that chances are that Sowore’s deportation would take place.

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BREAKING: Dino Melaye Graduated From ABU With Third Class, Says VC

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The Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, has told the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions that the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, graduated from the university as Jonah Daniel Melaye with a Third Class in BA Geography.

He said this while appearing before the panel at a hearing on Melaye’s certificate scandal.

Details later…

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London School Of Economics Reportedly Debunks Dino Melaye’s Degree Claim-Sahara Reporters

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The claim of being a graduate of London School of Economics LSE, by Sen. Dino Melaye has reportedly been debunked by the  prestigious London university.

 
The fiasco over Senator Dino Melaye’s fraudulent claims of possessing several degrees and certificates has continued to escalate as SaharaReporters learned today that the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has discredited the senator’s assertion that he possesses a degree from the UK university. The university stated that it had absolutely no evidence that the senator received any formal education at the reputable university. LSE, which is based in London, is one of the higher institutions of learning where Mr Melaye claimed that he had earned one certificate or another.
In an email to SaharaReporters, Candy Gibson, a Senior Media Relations Officer at LSE, stated, “We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from the London School of Economics and Political Science.”
Mr Melaye, who runs no known form of business but flaunts his material possessions, especially such expensive automobiles as Bentley and Lamborghini, had claimed that he obtained seven degrees from several institutions, including Harvard and LSE. Under scrutiny, the senator’s academic claims have been exposed as bogus after a colleague of his, Senator Ali Ndume, urged the legislative body last Tuesday to probe Mr Melaye’s educational records.
On various sites, including the official Senate online page as well as such social media forums as LinkedIn and Twitter, Mr Melaye claimed that his educational profile includes degrees from seven universities. He created the impression that he earned three degrees from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, his first university where he purportedly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. Among his discredited or questionable academic claims are the assertion that he studied at the University of Abuja for a Masters in Policy Analysis, and received degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University and a post-graduate degree from the University of Jos.
SaharaReporters has confirmed that at least two of these claims are outright falsehoods. The registrar’s office at Harvard University noted in a statement that while Mr Melaye completed a week-long leadership seminar in November 2016, he did not graduate from the university. Then, just today, the London School of Economics and Political Science responded to our correspondent’s inquiry by stating unambiguously that there was no proof on the institution’s database that Mr Melaye obtained any degree qualification from the school.
At one point, officials at ABU indicated their plan to make a statement on whether Mr Melaye completed his coursework in the Department of Geography. However, they may have abandoned the plan following resistance from key officials of the Geography Department who insist that the senator never met the criteria for graduation.
Since last Tuesday when SaharaReporters broke the report that Mr Melaye’s academic claims were hollow, the flamboyant senator tweeted a threat to sue the website for N5 billion.
Examination officers at the Department of Geography, where Mr Melaye spent almost eight years as a student, told our correspondent that the senator never fulfilled his course requirements to graduate. They accused then Head of Department of Geography, David Ogbonna, of cooking up results to enable Mr Melaye to evade course requirements, which included mandatory courses required for graduation.
SaharaReporters learned that since the certificate scandal broke, some top officials of ABU had been pressuring the staff of Geography Department to certify that Mr Melaye graduated with a third class. A source at the Geography Department told our correspondent that such a certification would be fraudulent.                                                 (Sahara Reporters)
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Certificate: ABU Makes U-turn, Keeps Silent, Melaye To Sue Sahara Reporters

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The authorities of the Ahmadu Bełlo University, Zaria, are still meeting over the alleged certificate scandal against Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi-West senatorial district in Kogi State.

The Information Officer of the institution, Mr. Adam Mohammed, had told our correspondent on Tuesday that the management would take a decision on the matter and make its finding public on Wednesday.

“We are gathering all the facts from the faculty and department, and will make a press statement tomorrow. Thanks,” he said.

But the entire saga took a twist on Wednesday as the Information Officer rebuffed repeated calls to his cell phone.

When he was called with a number not known to him, he picked the call, but as soon as he discovered that the call was from The PUNCH, he became hostile.

He said, “ABU is not a motor park institution. We have ways of checking our systems for facts and records on such an issue. If your newspaper wants any information on the Melaye issue or any issue at all, you can write the vice-chancellor,” he said.

When reminded that he had promised that the university’s management would meet on the matter on Wednesday and give its position on Melaye’s academic status concerning his BSc degree in Geography, Mohammed declined and hung up.

But feelers from ABU indicated that the authorities were still meeting as regards the Melaye case.

A top source at the institution, who pleaded not to be named, said there appeared to be a problem with the senator’s Bachelor’s degree in Geography, adding that the management was being careful because of the political implication of the matter.

Another source, however, told our correspondent that the ‘social media’ report on the issue was unreliable.

“What I can tell you is that I know that the senator in the eye of the storm, I think, he did his Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIAD) in the university and ABU, as an organised university, cannot admit any student without a first degree to study for a postgraduate degree.

“But I don’t know whether he used the BSc degree in Geography to apply for admission or not. For me, I don’t see anything wrong in the university issuing a statement to clear the air on the matter,” the source stated.

Meanwhile, Melaye has expressed his intension to drag an online news medium, Sahara Reporters, before a court on Thursday.

Melaye wants to sue for defamation and will be demanding N5bn compensation from Sahara Reporters.

This is despite that the fact that the Senate, on Tuesday, decided to investigate the allegation based on a point of order raised by a former Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, calling for a probe into the scandal.

Melaye’s intension to take legal action against the news medium was made known on Wednesday when he invited the Senate Press Corps to a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Abuja to cover the filing of the litigation.

Sahara Reporters had, in a report, alleged that Melaye did not graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, adding that he was parading a fake certificate.

But Melaye had, on Tuesday, said he was ready for the probe by the Senate.

He said, “I am here to respond to the issue raised by Senator Ali Ndume. I want to say, to me, it is a welcome development. Democracy is about investigation and no senator is above investigation. To me, it is a welcome development and it will finally clear the air on all the malicious and vindictive allegations.

“To say that I did not graduate from ABU is to say that I am not a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ABU is a very prestigious university in this country and it is not possible for one to be running a master’s programme in the university when one did not graduate from a university. I have successfully completed one and I am doing the second one.”  (Punchng.com)

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Legal Action: Sahara Reporters Publisher, Sowore, Barred From Leaving Nigeria |The Republican News

 

Lawyer to UK based journalist, Lekan Fatodu, the man who claimed Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoleye Sowore demanded a bribe of N100 million from him has said Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters has been advised not to flee Nigeria in order to escape the long arm of the law.

In a statement by his lawyer, he said Since Mr. Sowore has decided to pull out of the civil discussion facilitated by Dr. Tunji Abayomi, he should be prepared to face the legal process ahead as instructed by Our Client.

press release reads:

We are Solicitors to LEKAN FATODU, a UK-based journalist and PR consultant and we issue this statement as his Solicitors.
It can be recalled that Fatodu Lekan (Our Client) filed a petition to CP Lagos state, Mr. Fatai Owoseni on 10th January 2017 against OMOLEYE SOWORE of Sahara Reporters over criminal defamation, threat to life, Assault , Blackmail etc. The Police you may recall acted on the petition resulting in Sowore being arrested and brought to AREA F COMMAND Ikeja. Sowore brought Dr. Abayomi to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Panti to plead on his behalf.
After much persuasion, the respectable lawyer was able to open a window for mediation and offered reconciliation meeting in his office in Lagos for January 17 2017. . Mr. Fatodu objected in the first place, but in order for it not to appear as if he was hell-bent on fomenting trouble, he accepted peaceful resolution on the grounds that the defamatory publication by Sahara Reporters would be withdrawn, and an unreserved apology tendered. It was agreed that cyber exchanges should be suspended till Tuesdaywhen a meeting was fixed, but not up to three hours after leaving Panti, Sowore started saying different things on social media. Mr. Sowore violated the terms of the temporary truce reached by both parties.
However while Our Client and our Law Firm represented by Julie Ifeonu ESQ honoured the meeting, Sowore Omoleye failed to show up for reasons best known to him. As if to prove that he only wanted to buy time, Mr. Sowore said he was no longer interested in the dialogue. Mr. Fatodu respected Dr. Abayomi that was why he accepted to discuss in the first place.
We are sure that Dr. Abayomi must have been shocked over the attitude of Omoleye Sowore.
Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters has been advised not to flee Nigeria in order to escape the long arm of the law. Since Mr. Sowore has decided to pull out of the civil discussion facilitated by Dr. Tunji Abayomi, he should be prepared to face the legal process ahead as instructed by Our Client. Sowore is counseled to rather assemble a team of lawyers that will defend him in court.

Although, he has consistently denied soliciting money, the evidences against Mr. Sowore are too weighty Our Client insists. Our Client has given Sowore the room to apologise for his falsehood, but he willingly decided to throw his food to the dog. The next option is to meet in court to face CRIMINAL DEFAMATION, THREAT TO LIFE, ASSAULT from the Police and LIBEL from our Law Firm.
There is no more room for talks, talk is cheap. Let the laws of the land take its course.
18-01-17
Signed
OSUAGWU Ugochukwu ESQ
SOLICITOR AND COUNSEL TO LEKAN FATODU

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Publisher Of Sahara Reporters, Sowore, Freed By Police Without Charge |The Republican News

Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Sowore, Freed by Police

 

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, has been freed without charges, hours after he was detained by the police in Lagos.
“He has been released without charges and without parting with anything,” Olanrewaju Suraj, a friend of Mr. Sowore, said while confirming the development toour Reporter Wednesday night.
Mr. Sowore was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after he was attacked by Lekan Fatodu, a Nigerian journalist based in the U.K., and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Mr. Fatodu said he engineered the arrest of the Sahara Reporters publisher through a petition he sent to the police against him.
Mr. Fatodu alleged blackmail, criminal defamation and threat to life by Mr. Sowore, the police told Our Reporter.
Mr. Sowore denied the allegations.But Mr. Suraj said his friend was released shortly after making a statement to the police, who did not ask him to do more.
“They only advised us to see tomorrow for peace and reconciliation efforts,” Mr. Suraj said. “We intend to take the advise of the police and meet with Lekan Fatodu tomorrow to settle everything.” (Authourity)

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Fayose Accuses DSS Of Leaking Phone Conversation With Wike, Calls Sahara Reporters Official Gov’t Propaganda Platform

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The police panel, probing the violence that rocked the December 10, 2016, legislative rerun in Rivers State, may treat the telephone conversation between Governor Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, as an additional exhibit in the investigation.

It was gathered on Thursday in Abuja that the panel, set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, would also conduct a forensic audio analysis of the audio to establish the roles played by Wike in the violence that marred the polls in which two police officers were beheaded and their heads thrown into a river.

A source familiar with the ongoing probe stated that the audio of the conversation between Wike and Fayose, which was leaked online on Thursday, was of interest to the panel members.

He said, “The panel is definitely interested in the new audio because it may help investigators to identify the masterminds of the violence that marred the election. It may be presented to the experts carrying out the forensic analysis on the previous audio tape to see how they all relate together.”

The Force spokesman, Donald Awunah, could not be reached for comment as he did not respond to calls to his mobile on Thursday while he had yet to respond to an SMS as of the time of filing this report.

In the telephone call, Fayose congratulated Wike on the Peoples Democratic Party victory in the rerun polls, praising the Rivers State governor for his courage in daring the soldiers on election duty to visit a collation centre during the polls.

Wike, in his response, dismissed the military, saying, the “Nigerian Army does not exist again now.”

The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, however, dismissed the mockery of the soldiers in the audio tape.

“Both know that the Nigerian Army exists,” he replied in a text message.

But the Ekiti State Governor, in his reaction to the leaked audio, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because he had failed Nigerians who voted him into power.

He said this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday.

Explaining that the exchanged rate was now $1 to N500 under Buhari, Fayose lamented that there “is unprecedented hunger in the land”.

“It is better for the President to resign because he appears not to have the capacity for positivity. If all the presidents that ruled before Buhari had behaved like he is behaving now, he himself will be in jail,” he said.

He accused the Department of State Services of recording telephone conversations of Nigerians perceived as critics of Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government.

Specifically, he accused the DSS of editing the conversations and leaking same to Sahara Reporters, which according to him, has now become the official propaganda platform of the Federal Government.

Fayose, who said he was not bothered by the new audio clip, advised the Federal Government to provide food for Nigerians and save the lives of those that were being killed in Southern Kaduna and other places, “rather than sitting down and be monitoring peoples phones.”

The governor stated, “If the President and his hatchet men in the DSS, EFCC and other Federal Government’s agencies do not know what to do other than to record phone conversations of their perceived political foes, they should just resign and save the country from this harrowing experience.”

He alleged that the DSS recorded telephone conversations of Nigerians and leaking them to Sahara Reporters.

He described the alleged trend as the height of political rascality, manipulation, oppression, suppression and irresponsibility by agents of the Federal Government that were trying so hard to cover up the crimes they perpetrated against the people of Rivers State.

“They should even go beyond tapping of my lines and come to live with me in Ekiti Government House so that they can do per seconds live recordings of whatever I say because in the year 2017, by the grace of God, I will still say more without apology,” he said.

Fayose said for the first time since democracy returned to the country in 1999, Nigerians were celebrating Christmas and the New Year with hunger and sufferings beyond measure.

He added, “Rather than tackling hunger and the country’s economic woes, they have embarked on diversionary tactics with irrelevant stories of governors Wike and Fayose’s phone conversations, governors who do not bear arms and have no control over any security apparatus.

“I knew it before now that telephone conversations of prominent Nigerians, especially National Assembly members and opposition figures are being monitored, but I have remained unperturbed in my resolve to play my roles in rescuing Nigeria from the jaws of tyranny, which the present APC Federal Government represents.”

Also, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Austin Tam-George, told one of our correspondents in a telephone interview that the state government would no longer dignify SaharaReporters with any response.

“I am sorry, but the state government will no longer dignify Saharareporters with any more response,” Tam-George said. (Punchng.com)

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