Atoye, popular Nigerian activist, in critical condition in Abuja hospital, asks for prayers

Atoye, popular Nigerian activist, in critical condition in Abuja hospital, asks for prayers

A human right activist and Executive Director of Adopt A Goal Initiative, Ariyo-Dare Atoye has called on Nigerians to pray for him as he battles an undisclosed ailment in a hospital in Abuja.


The activist, who has been in critical health condition for a few weeks, in a short text message he sent from his sick bed, said he needs prayers from Nigerians to save his life.




The text message reads, “Activist Ariyo-Dare Atoye is in a critical health condition. Down but not out, Jesus got me, pray for me.”



Atoye is a frontline human rights crusader who has stood against oppression, injustice and any force and action that seeks to undermine civic and media space.



The activist played a major role in the passage and; signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2022 into law through a; coalition called Civil Society Partners on Electoral Reform (CiSPER).



He led several protests against the initial delay in the passage of the bill.


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Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), has urged the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to resign after the 2023 general elections.



This was stated by Adolphus Wabara, a former President of the Senate, during a press conference in Abuja on Friday; stating that “the National Chairman should offer a strong pledge that he will quit after the 2023 election.”


The former Senate President said the board urged the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to immediately conduct an emergency meeting to further discuss issues surrounding the issue.

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