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EKITI PDP SLAMS ACN OVER BOTCHED PRO-TINUBU PROTEST

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has described the movement of thugs to the venue of the Code of Conduct Tribunal's trial of former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu by 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 hailed security agents for stopping the hired thugs before they got to Abuja, saying; “Nigeria will soon become a jungle country if people are allowed to take to the streets to protest trial of suspected criminals.”

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.”

The PDP, which described the botched protest as an admittance of guilt on the part of Tinubu and his party, said trial of Tinubu was not different from those of other PDP members that had been tried in the past and those that are still being tried.

"From all indications, sponsoring hoodlums to travel all the way from Ado, Osogbo, Ibadan, Abeokuta and Lagos to Abuja to stage a protest against the trial of Tinubu is an admission that Tinubu, is guilty of the allegations made against him by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

"It is also a further confirmation of the hypocrisy of the ACN as a party of people who sermonise about rule of law in the daytime and go about perverting the course of justice in the night,” Olu-Ojo said.