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Deputy Senate President's statements cause an uproar

05 December 2013, 09:51Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) called on the State Security Service (SSS) and other security agencies to probe Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, over his recent statements regarding presidential terms.

CNPP National Publicity Secretary Osita Okechukwu stated in a press statement the investigations should be done “as a matter of urgent national importance.”

Days ago, Ekweremadu said that the adoption of a single term for political office holders was the answer to the incessant political crisis in the country.

Okechukwu described such statements as “treasonous.”

“For us foisting the rejected 7 year Single Tenure through the back door of Doctrine of Necessity will be a grave disservice to our fatherland and portends more danger than the 4 year Two-Tenure.

"CNPP had since Sunday waited patiently for rebuttal as major national newspapers were awash with the senator’s treasonable statement to the effect that, ‘if we create a two-year gap, it creates a situation where the country would not be engulfed in a crisis and no rebuttal came,” said Okechukwu.

He added, “On the first question of how the Single Tenure will be achieved he said through the Doctrine of Necessity and some kind of jurisprudential approach, and some kind of transition of two years. This is sheer criminal subversion of the highest order in the making.”

Okechukwu challenged Ekweremadu to explain why the 2015 general elections will end up in a “crisis.”

“We are making this call for we have heard those close to President Goodluck Jonathan, like Alhaji Asari-Doukubo and Kingsley Kuku making similar statement that heavens will fall if President Jonathan loses the
2015 election” he said.

– CAJ News


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