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ACN's planned protest against Tinubu's trial shameful - Ekiti PDP

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has described the planned protest at the venue of the Code of Conduct Tribunal's trial of former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu by protesters sponsored by Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governors in the Southwest as shameful, insulting and an affront on Nigerians and laws of the country.

The party insisted that the Federal Government must go beyond just trying Tinubu for allegedly operating foreign bank accounts while in office by also prosecuting him for perjury, adding that; “he (Tinubu) lied on oath by refusing to declare the operation of several foreign bank accounts in the assets declaration form CCB-1 he submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau on 6th January, 2004.”

According to a statement issued by the State chairman of the PDP; Chief Bola Olu-Ojo; “Anyone trying to obstruct the course of justice, especially in corruption related cases must be treated as felon and enemy of Nigeria because time has come for Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliation to begin to speak with one voice against corruption because it (corruption) has no political party.”

“Those mobilising people to go and protest in Abuja should know that Tinubu's trial is not different from those of other PDP members that have been tried in the past and those that are still being tried.

"From all indications, this protest being organised by Tinubu's political surrogates in the Southwest is an admission that Tinubu, their boss is guilty of the allegations made against him by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

"It is an admittance of guilt but no amount of paid protests and media propaganda can prevent the law from taking its course on Tinubu and others that have ran fouls of the laws of the country," Olu-Ojo said.

While calling on the Inspector General of Police to put his men on alert, Olu-Ojo said; "No individual or group is bigger than Nigeria and its laws."