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Wike’s Commandant attempted to shoot Farah, his life is in danger – Aide

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Concern about the safety of the Federal lawmaker representing the people of Degema and Bonny in the Federal House of Representatives is continuing to grow.

His Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Lawal said it took the intervention of other members of the security squad that came for the arrest to restrain the Camp Commandant to the Governor, Efeturi Irikefe when “he attempted to shoot Hon. Doctor inside the vehicle that was transporting him to their destination on that fateful day, April 28th, 2022.”

“It took restrain from others, who struggled with the Camp Commandant telling him ‘THAT WAS NOT THE MISSION NOW’ before he calmed down. Whatever that statement means, we still do not know”, he alleged.

Lawal maintained that : “The allegation of April 27th, 2022 of disruption of National and State House of Assembly screening exercise, upon which Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo was declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike and subsequently unlawfully whisked away on the instruction of the Governor the following day, April 28th, 2022 when Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo made himself available at the venue of the Governorship screening exercise, was false. “

He said “There was no disruption of the screening exercise for the National and House of Assembly aspirants as the exercise went on smoothly from around 3pm April 27th, 2022 to the following day around 3am, April 28th, 2022. Aspirants vying for both National and State Assembly have come out openly to say there was no disruption as they all did their screening successfully. “

“Our earlier position stands, Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo life is still in danger. Governor Nyesom Wike and his goons should be responsible for any thing that happens to Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo.”

“The shooting incident recorded outside the Party’s State Secretariat at Aba Road was orchestrated by Efeturi Irikefe, the Camp Commandant to the Governor, with the intent to pinpoint it on Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo, which is manifesting through his unlawful remand in Police custody. The allegations were all smokescreen to put Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo in captivity. For now, they can continue celebrating their pyrrhic victory. “

“Concerned citizens and others are worried and perplexed as to why the Camp Commandant to the Governor has not been arrested. It was the Camp Commandant sporadic shooting that was the only incident that day. That shooting qualifies as a breach of the peace and uptil now that Camp Commandant has not been brought in for questioning. “

  “Another question is what was the Camp Commandant doing at the National and State Assembly aspirants screening exercise on April 27th, 2022 and also at the Governorship screening on April 28th, 2022.”

  “However, a law abiding Federal Lawmaker, who was not at the PDP’s Party Secretariat for the National and State Assembly aspirants screening exercise , because he was a Governorship aspirant, could be whisked away by the Camp Commandant at the venue of the PDP Governorship screening exercise in Port Harcourt without any arrest warrant. We are also aware that Governor Nyesom Wike is not unrelenting in his persecution goals. He is trying to further set up Hon. Doctor Farah with other trump up charges of Murder, bunkering and other nefarious activities,having seen his first plan failed woefully. Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo is a refined gentleman, a Federal Lawmaker of high repute with untainted integrity. “

In the press statement made available to FR on Sunday Ibrahim Lawal added that : “Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo is fully aware of the massive show of love and solidarity, he is emphatically grateful and humbled.This is a fight between light and darkness. Rivers people and Nigerians have chosen the path of light.”

“These are clear crude moves to take him out of the Governorship race and make him emotionally and psychologically distressed with all these manifestly unjustifiable clampdown”.

 ” Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo remains unshakable in his Governorship pursuit and more than resolved to continue speaking against injustice and tyranny. He is facing all this travail because he picked up the Governorship Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms. He was at the State Assembly, he is now a Federal Lawmaker but on receipt of the Governorship form, he is now being termed ‘sponsor’ of cultists. This also speaks volume of the dictatorial tendencies of Governor Nyesom Wike who does not welcome dissenting views. “

Doctor Farah Dagogo, a frontline Governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP and Member representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has been in Police detention as a result of what his aide has described as “spurious and politically motivated charges instigated by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.”

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BREAKING: Court Orders PDP, INEC to Show Why Rivers Guber Primaries Should Go On Without Farah Dagogo

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A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja today, May 23rd, 2022 ordered the Peoples Democratic Party, , and the Indpendent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to show reasons why the party’s gubernatorial primaries should hold in Rivers State without the plaintiff, Hon Doctor .

Justice Taiwo Taiwo in suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/654/2022 ordered the PDP and INEC to show cause on May 24th 2022 why Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo’s application seeking injunctive orders against the PDP and INEC in respect of the PDP gubernatorial primary election for Rivers State should not be granted.

Dagogo had filed a suit on May 12, 2022 challenging his prevention from the screening exercise of his party (PDP) for the on coming gubernatorial primary election for Rivers State having submitted all the required documents.

The presiding judge in the sitting of the court on Monday granted the order for INEC and PDP to show cause why the primaries should not be stopped.

Dagogo went to court to seek an order of the High Court to restrain INEC, (2nd Defendant) or any of its officers or agents from monitoring the conduct of the PDP (1st Defendant) primary election for the gubernatorial position for Rivers State scheduled for 26th May 2022.

He asked the Court not allow INEC to send any of its representatives on the scheduled fixed date without his name on the list of contestants for the forthcoming primary election pending the hearing and determination of the substantive action.

Dagogo, is appealing to the court to compel INEC and PDP, to include his name as one of the aspirants in the forthcoming gubernatorial primary election.

The aspirant is seeking “an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant either by itself or any of its officers or agents from monitoring the conduct of 1st Defendant’s primary election for the gubernatorial position for Rivers State on 26th May 2022 or any other date fixed, without the name of the Plaintiff on the list of contestants for the said primary election pending the hearing and determination of the substantive action.”

Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo was duly nominated by not less than 45 persons from at least two-third of the Local Government Areas within Rivers State, who are registered voters in their respective Local Government Areas and registered members of PDP.

According to Dagogo, he completed and submitted the said nomination form to the the PDP, and accompanied them with all the relevant documents, including copies of his PDP membership card, voter’s card and sworn declarations made before a Commissioner of oaths at the High Court.

He stated that he satisfied and abided by the guidelines, all laws, rules or regulations made by PDP relating to the conduct of primary elections.

He stated that his Primary Form was issued to him by the PDP as proof that he had met all the requirements required of him as an aspirant by the National headquarters of the party.

He had presented himself to the Screening committee for gubernatorial aspirants in Rivers State, on the 28th of April, 2022, at the PDP Zonal Headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He disclosed that while he was waiting to receive his interim clearance papers, some individuals in mufti who claimed to be Rivers state Government House security agents led by the Camp Commandant, DSP Efeture Irikefe removed him from the sitting arrangement with the active connivance of the membership of the Screening Committee, who had ensured that he was the last person to be screened.

However, Dagogo lamented that he was whisked away to Operation Sting Police Unit/formation and later at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (State CID) both in Port Harcourt.

According him, the State CID, quickly made an attempt to arraign him on trumped up charges at the Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt on 29th April, 2022 which proved abortive.

“There was an attempt to arraign Plaintiff/Applicant on trumped up charges at the Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt on 29th April, 2022 which proved abortive.

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2023: Farah Dagogo Sues PDP, INEC Over Exclusion

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There is now an air of uncertainty hanging over the outcome of the Primaries in Rivers State as Dr. a frontline Governorship aspirant has taken the Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court for allegedly removing his name from the primaries in the State Governorship election.

Farah Dagogo , a Member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency is seeking an order of the High Court to restrain INEC or any of its officers or agents from monitoring the conduct of the PDP primary election for the gubernatorial position for Rivers State scheduled for 26th May 2022.

The embattled federal lawmaker said his Primary Form was issued to him by the PDP as proof that he had met all the requirements required of him as an aspirant by the national headquarters of the party before he was taken away by some policemen led by the camp commandant, of government house DSP, Efeture Irikefe when he presented himself for screening last month.

The federal lawmaker is currently at the Port Harcourt correctional centre was arrested for allegedly sponsoring cultists to disrupt the screening of state and federal assembly candidates of the PDP last month in Port Harcourt.

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