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CUPP raises alarm over FG’s plan to declare state of emergency in Taraba

…Says IGP plotting to arrest Taraba governor’s ADC, invites him to Abuja.

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plans by the All
Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to ensure that a state of
emergency is declared in Taraba State because of the party’s failure to
win the state governorship election.

According to the 1st National Spokesperson of CUPP, Imo Ugochinyere, we learnt on good authority that in order to achieve their aim, the APC party is instigating ongoing religious killings being experienced in the state.

“We have also discovered that the nation’s security forces are giving
those behind the sponsored killings tactic support with their silence,
hence their failure to quell the uprising.

“The security agencies are not doing much, rather they are trying to
undermine the governor.

“Insiders have also informed us that the acting Inspector-General of
Police is planning to arrest the Aide-De-Camp to the governor, hence his
invitation to the police headquarters, Abuja.

“The strategy is to accuse him of arming and working with some militia in
a bid to get at the governor.

“APC leaders are clearly not happy that they lost the election and they
are stocking the killings and crisis to cause reprisal attacks from
other religious groups which will lead to the declaration of state of
emergency.

“We therefore call on the APC to accept defeat and call off their members
from ongoing instigation of religious violence in Taraba State.

“Let President Muhammadu Buhari halt the carnage in Taraba State for the
good of all and avoid acts which will lead to abrupt end of this
republic.

“A word is enough for the wise,” he said.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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