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The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) on Wednesday condemned the invitationextended to former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu by the State Security Services (SSS), saying, the development was reminiscent of the dark days when prominent opposition leaders were intimidated and harassed.

The conference of opposition political parties in a statement in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu stated that while it was not unmindful that crime of any hue is not time-barred, thus would not condone nor support any corrupt person, it is, however, instructive and evidenced that the interrogation of Asiwaju Tinubu by the State Security Services was politically motivated.

The CNPP alleged that penultimate week, the anti-graft agencies was sponsored by the presidency and descended on a Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) chieftain in Nasarawa State and former minister of works, Dr. Hassan Lawal, wondering whose turn would be next.

According to Okechukwu; 'We do not believe as being speculated that Tinubu is being hounded because of campaign tirades against President Goodluck Jonathan; for it was the President who hauled the first stone in the market when he said; 'the South West is too sophisticated to be left in the hands of rascals.

'We understand that the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission {EFCC} and other anti-graft agencies have been mandated to dust their files and swoop on the real or perceived obstacles to People's Democratic Party (PDP) mission to rule Nigeria for 200 years.'

CNPP, however, said it was yet to find anybody who is affiliated to the PDP being questioned. He stressed that even when prominent PDP leaders like ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, who going by the accounts of late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua allegedly spent $16billion on electricty without commensurate result.