Tuesday, July 21, 2015

‘'General' Buhari treating GEJ’s men like prisoners of war’ - Olisa Metuh

While addressing PDP stakeholders in Lokoja, Kogi state, today, PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh said Buhari is treating people who worked under GEJ in the last administration like prisoners of war.
We condemn the uncivilised method of arrest, intimidation and the denial of the fundamental human rights of members of our party who served in the last administration by the Buhari led administration. We're being treated as if we are prisoners of war. We're being treated like refugees. But we are not afraid, we have faith in our strength & unity; faith in the peace, unity & progress of Nigeria. We're not afraid of the intimidation, harassment and arrest of our members by the administration of President Buhari.” he said

Jonathan's Ex-CSO must not die in prison, Fayose warns

Press statement from Gov Fayose
Press statement from Gov Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has warned the Federal Government of the consequences of the detained Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Gordon Obuah, dying in detention. Obua, who was arrested and detained by men of the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja since the night of July 16 reportedly collapsed and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital yesterday.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was unlawful for the CSO to have been dumped in detention since July 16 without any court order, warning that; 'Obua must not be allowed to die in detention.”
“We read in the newspapers that Obua was denied access to his doctor, lawyer and family members – and his lawyer claimed on Sunday that Obua was also denied his medications for hypertension and diabetes.
Today, we have heard that Obua fainted yesterday and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment, prompting rumour of his death. “Even when he was made to address the press today, he looked frail, and was barred from answering questions form journalists, ostensibly for security reasons.
“This is not democracy! Democracy is about rule of law and no one should be dumped in detention, without any reason, without any court order for five days as being done to the CSO.”
Speaking further, Fayose asked; “Is it because Obua worked as CSO to Jonathan? Is it an offence for Obua to have performed his official responsibilities as CSO to a president?
“Shouldn’t vendetta be a thing of the past when in fact, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Jonathan handed over a country without any political prisoner to the All Progressives Congress (APC) government?
“If there is anything the CSO did against the law, he should be taken to court because no institution in Nigeria is above the laws of the land and no one will be allowed to return Nigeria to the era of dictatorship.”

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