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Buhari, Amaechi Oyegun behind judges’ arrest – PDP

24 October 2016, 18:45

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun of being behind the arrest of judges of the Supreme Court.

In a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, the party made reference to the recent allegation levelled against Amaechi, former Governor of Abia State and now Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and President Muhmmadu Buhari by Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, Justice of the Supreme Court.

The party said Justice Ngwuta’s letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmoud Muhammed was an indictment on Buhari and Amaechi.

The statement read in part, “This latest allegation is another indictment on the Executive Arm of Government and the serial complicity and involvement of the President, members and leaders of his Party, the APC, the DSS, especially, the former Governor of Rivers State who has been mentioned twice in both petitions written by the Honourable Justices of the Supreme Court within few hours interval.

Also read: PDP urges Amaechi to resign over allegation of corruption

“However, we are not surprised with the mention of President Buhari in the statement by Justice Ngwuta because President Buhari has left no stone unturned to confirm the fact that he detests the Judiciary and the Rule of Law as seen in his body language and actions since he assumed office.”

On Oyegun, the PDP said he detested the judiciary for his party’s loss in the Supreme Court jugdments of Rivers and Akwa Ibom.

“Nigerians will also recall that it’s not only President Buhari that is striving strongly to derail our nascent democracy, but his Party National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun who once lambasted the judiciary on the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States Gubernatorial Elections on grounds of business and investments.”

“On this note, it has become clearer that the present ordeals of judges in the hands of President Buhari’s DSS are the fulfillment of series of threats by President Buhari, Hon. Amaechi and Odigie Oyegun? Consequently, we wish to sadly conclude that Nigeria’s democracy is indeed in grave danger. It therefore appears that we have returned to barracks rule through the ballot.

“To this end, we are further calling on all stakeholders in the Nigerian State, the international community, the media, the civil society organizations (CSOs) and all well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and stop this constitutional rape before it is too late. Nigeria is sliding aggressively into anarchy and this must not be allowed.

“Nigeria belongs to all of us irrespective of party affiliation, tribe and religion. This APC led Government of President Buhari must be stopped.”

- News 24

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