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2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by koboko69: 3:06pm On Jan 05, 2019
Just few days to elections, campaigns are going on every where in full swing by all political parties. Remembering some undemocratic barbaric events just before the 2015 elections, can we say democracy has deepened its roots in Nigeria or democracy seems to be have been strengthened under President Buhari?

Below are some of the u democratic events suffered by today's ruling party as an opposition.

1. Security Operatives Invade Lagos APC Secretariat, Destroy Materials

Full story: http://saharareporters.com/2014/11/22/security-operatives-invade-lagos-apc-secretariat-destroy-materials

Armed security operatives on Saturday attacked the Lagos, western Nigeria office of the main opposition party in the country, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, has said.

Giving details of the invasion, the APC said in the early hours of Saturday morning, a combined team of men of the DSS and OP-MESA stormed the Bola Ajibola Data centre belonging to the APC in the ikeja area of Lagos and arrested 25 APC data agents and three security guards.

It described the invasion as another act of impunity, now a trademark of the Jonathan-led presidency which is being edged on by the hawks in the PDP.

2. Nigeria Police confirm withdrawal of Tambuwal’s security detail

Full story: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/170360-nigeria-police-confirm-withdrawal-of-tambuwals-security-details.html

The Nigeria Police have confirmed the withdrawal of the security details of the House of Representatives’ speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.

Read our previous report below:

The security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, have been removed two days after Mr. Tambuwal formally declared his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress APC.

Police officers, State Security agents and members of the Civil Defence force who protect the speaker were withdrawn early Thursday on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan, various sources told PREMIUM TIMES Thursday.

A statement by the police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said Mr. Tambuwal was stripped of state protection because he decamped from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

3. Police take over NASS, tear-gas lawmakers

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ABUJA—Heavily armed policemen, yesterday, invaded the National Assembly complex, tear-gassed and tried to prevent members of the House of Representatives, including the Speaker, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from entering the complex.

How it started

The House of Representatives which was on break was reconvened, yesterday, following a letter from the President seeking legislative approval for the extension of emergency rule in the three troubled states of the North-East.

Tambuwal faces policemen

“Gentlemen, my names are Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and I am the Speaker of this House,” Tambuwal told the policemen who all without exception ignored him and turned their backs on him.

4. #Ekitigate: See how Jonathan’s soldiers ambushed Amaechi’s convoy and threaten to shoot

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Rotimi Amaechi’s convoy was ambushed by soldiers allegedly acting on the order of former President Goodluck Jonathan, while going to Ekiti state.

Amaechi was tasked to rally for the then governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi for the state’s governorship election in 2014.

The soldiers forced Amaechi to return to Akure’s airport only to be told his chartered jet had been grounded by federal aviation authorities. Amaechi allegedly drove himself to Lagos.

5. Amaechi’s Plane Grounded At Akure Airport.

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The chartered aircraft that brought Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to Akure, the capital of Ondo State, has been grounded on the orders of federal aviation authorities.

Earlier today, Governor Amaechi had arrived in Akure by air in anticipation of attending the last rally for Mr. Fayemi’s governorship campaign. However, soldiers who claimed they were acting on “orders from above,” stopped the governor as he approached Ikere-Ekiti and demanded that he and his convoy turn back.

6. Police stops Kwankwaso, Saraki, Oyegun from APC rally in Niger

There is uneasy calm in Niger State as the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso; the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; former Kwara State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and other national officers of the party were on Thursday denied access to the venue of the party’s rally in Minna, Niger State

Other stalwarts of the APC denied entry to the venue of the rally were the National Deputy Chairman for the North Central, Senator Lawal Shuaibu; the National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala; the National Treasurer, Bala Mohammed; the state party Chairman, Engr. Mohammed Imam Jibrin; the state chairmen from Kwara, Kano and Plateau States; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Major General Idris Garba.

7. Ekiti Under Siege As Security Operatives Arrest APC Leaders; Invade Home Of Governor Fayemi's Campaign Director.

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Security operatives have arrested prominent members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election.

In something like a commando raid in a movie, joint teams of security operatives comprising the army, mobile police and State Security Services (SSS) this evening embarked on the indiscriminate arrests and generally terrorizing people.
Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by koboko69: 3:07pm On Jan 05, 2019
8. Soldiers deployed in Tinubu’s Lagos home

LAGOS—National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday raised the alarm that his Bourdillon, Ikoyi Lagos residence has been put under surveillance by battle-ready and helmet-wearing soldiers for three days but declared “I will not be intimidated by this show of strength, intimidation and possible harassment.”

“The soldiers were first noticed on Sunday a few minutes to 11pm in an Army truck. They stationed about 500 meters away from Tinubu’s gate. Later they moved close to his gate as if making efforts to enter. The stern looking soldiers were around for hours on Sunday and returned on Monday to continue their surveillance.


9. Amaechi’s loyalists’ plane grounded in Abuja

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A chartered flight scheduled to convey about 12 members of the National Assembly from Abuja to Port Harcourt was on Monday grounded at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

The lawmakers, some of whom are indigenes of Rivers State, were bared from flying allegedly due to instruction from the aviation authorities.

“An aircraft (Manga) that we had chattered to take us to Port Harcourt was suddenly grounded and we feel it is politically motivated because the APC people were supposed to come to Rivers and some of us were like ok, in the sense of accommodation decided to go listen to what they are saying.

“So, the aircraft that was supposed to take some Senators and members to Rivers State was suddenly grounded by some orders from above. And we are beginning to wonder why all of this is happening in the country that was supposed to be free in a democracy.

10. Again, Oshiomhole’s Chartered Jet Grounded in Benin

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For the second time in one year, the helicopter chartered by Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to fly him from Benin Airport to Ado Ekiti was grounded by the Federal Government on Thursday. The Governor’s chartered helicopter was first grounded on June 7, last year, after it was recalled mid-air.

A statement by Mr. Peter Okhiria, chief press secretary to Oshiomhole, said the “Commander of the 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin City, Air Commodore Soji Awomodu, told the Governor that he received “a call from above” that no private jet or helicopter be allowed to fly out of Benin City to either Akure or Ekiti.

He said the Governor, who was billed to attend a mass rally organised to round-off the re-election campaigns of the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was left stranded at the Benin Airport for two hours before Air Commodore Awomodu delivered the message “from above”.

11. Amaechi's Plane Grounded in Kano

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The Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday recounted his ordeal and those of his colleagues in Kano on Sunday after a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, was named the new emir of the powerful Kano emirate.

Mr. Amaechi said after visiting Governor Kwankwaso, he, along with other dignitaries, made for the Aminu Kano Airport where his chartered aircraft was parked.

He said immediately his team entered the airport buildings preparatory to boarding the plane back to Abuja, authorities locked all the doors to the complex, holding him and his colleagues hostage.

The plane was also impounded, he said.

“The Kano governor called the airport commandant that we should at least be allowed to leave the building but the commandant refused saying he had an order from above not to let us out,” the governor said. “We had to force one of the doors open to get away.”

“I have been shouting that we are in a dictatorship, people thought I’m joking or exaggerating,” Mr. Amaechi said. “At least we can all see what is playing out.”

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Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by koboko69: 3:09pm On Jan 05, 2019
APC leader reminding the Military his home is not Sambisa. The military laid siege at his private residence for no reason.

This was Epic from the Jagaban himself cheesy

Share the ones u remember?

Baba is really a true Democrat.



Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by prince088: 3:20pm On Jan 05, 2019
Table shaking in progress.... cheesy
Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by Proudlyngwa(m): 7:19pm On Jan 05, 2019
Everyone will keep away from this thread, because some truth has been said, if it is fallacy, watch them flood here.

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Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by Sirjamo: 8:31pm On Jan 05, 2019
And Ipobians want us to believe that Jonathan was the most Democratic president the world have ever seen since George Washington

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Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by ORIENTATION101: 9:02pm On Jan 05, 2019
Lol imagine buhari doing all these things to atiku saraki, wike and co.
The useless kola ologbodudu would have cried to Trump, putin, Usa e.t.c
Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by ozo13(m): 10:35pm On Jan 05, 2019
Make I stay here gidigba dey write my own......
Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by Shawnnn01: 10:50pm On Jan 05, 2019
The only tribe that hates the truth in Nigeria will nearly go insane over this submission.

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Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by helinues: 10:50pm On Jan 06, 2019
Fayose, Dino, Saraki all made headlines in 2018 for government harassment /intimidation

But to say the fact, it is fair better in 2018.

Buhari handled his opposition(looters) maturely and fairly
Re: 2019 Elections- Democracy Deepened? Undemocratic Events Before 2015 Elections. by kingkakaone(m): 11:26pm On Jan 06, 2019
Make I build house for here Dy watch the fight between the supporters of people who doesn't care about them.

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