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7 Year Single Tenure: CNPP Calls On State Security To Investigate Deputy Senate President

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Mr Osita Okechukwu, Credit: Citizens Platform

 

CNPP PRESS STATEMENT – 4 December 2013

“EKWEREMADU’S TREASONABLE
SINGLE TENURE STATEMENT
CALL FOR INVESTIGATION”

Conference of Nigerian Political Parties {CNPP} calls on the Director General of State Security Service {SSS} and other relevant security agencies to as a matter of urgent national importance to investigate the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CFR, for his treasonable Single Tenure statement.

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.

Ekweremadu went further to state that, ‘those fighting the president have hinged their complaint on the fact that if the president gets second term by the time they are gone, he would start to chase them….. and that the mistake we made in our recommendation is that we said the incumbent would not benefit’.

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

The second question is why ease out Mr President, instead of vote-in or vote-out?

CNPP is of the candid view that Nigeria has witnessed general elections, as imperfect as they were in 2003, 2007 and 2011 and heaven did not fall; therefore Senator Ekweremadu as a senior officer of the state owe us a duty to explain why the 2015 general elections will end up crisis.

In sum, 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 looses the 2015 election.

Mr Osita Okechukwu
National Publicity Secretary
CNPP

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