Tension: Political chaos as Fayose attacks Buhari – Top 12 quotes of the week

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The passing week has been a very politically charged week, which so many events coming up within the Nigerian political sphere.

From cases of bribery within the judiciary, to domestic political frictions within the presidency, below are 12 top quotes that tell what Nigeria was like in the passing week.

1. Amaechi said that the president of Nigeria and All Progressives Congress mandated him to inform me that they must win their election appeal


Justice John Inyang Okoro writing a letter to the chief justice of the federation, Mahmud Mohammed claiming the raid on his residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) was because he refused to help Rotimi Amaechi.

2. “One does not need a soothsayer to see that Justice Okoro is very confused”


The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), giving Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court seven days to retract his bribery allegation against Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, or be ready to go to jail for flouting the Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Act 2000.

3. “The incident I will narrate below may or may not bear on this case”


A justice of the Supreme court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, said the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, asked him to help influence the apex court’s verdicts on the Ebonyi state governorship election case last year.

4. “I know the word revolution scares you. We must have a revolution. I am not calling for bloody or violent revolution, No”


One of Nigeria’s oldest elder statesman, Maitama Sule, calling on Nigerians to revolt against bad leadership in order to steer the country towards a sustainable development.

5. “I will never slap even my housemaid not to talk of a judge. The judge is still alive”


Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose, clearing the air on allegations that he recently slapped a judge while court was in session.

6. “This proves that we still have fearless people and men of honour in the society”


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) appreciating a southern group for calling for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu from prison custody.

7. “I am proud to be in the kitchen and the other room. Before joining the senate, my primary role was in the kitchen”


Senator Binta jokingly agreeing that her primary role begins and ends in the kitchen. According to her, her primary role before joining the Senate is in the kitchen. She said this on Wednesday, October 19, at the Senate’s plenary.

8. “It is evidently clear the U.S government under Obama is trying to destroy and disintegrate a geographical entity called Nigeria, through her persistent carnival”


Nigerians reacting to the visit of 10 out of the 19 northern governors to the US.

9. “God told me that Igbo president will cool down Biafra agitators, Fulani Herdsmen, Boko Haram. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding”


Prominent Prophet Ochi-Eze Princewill Iheme predicting that only Igbo president could save Nigeria from its challenges, including the Boko Haram insurgency, herdsmen-farmers conflict, the agitation for Biafra independence.

10. “Your duty isn’t to check vehicle particulars”


Dan Bature, Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of police in charge of Zone 11 comprising Oyo, Osun and Ondo states, saying that any policeman checking vehicle particulars on the highway is on illegal duty.

11. “We have gone pass this stage of media trial, EFCC should rather keep its gun powder dry, when we get to the bridge, we will cross it”


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state asking the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to leave him alone and pay attention to the suffering of the people.

12. “This is to show that Aso Rock is in confusion”

Dr Emmanuel Chukwuma the Archbishop of the Enugu Ecclesiastic Province lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, over their recent outburst in the media.

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