Vanguard (Lagos)

30 September 2012

Nigeria: Bakassi - Try Obasanjo for Treason - SNG

Senior advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke has been speaking about the facts surrounding the ownership of the Bakassi Peninsula. In an interview with ... ( Resource: Nigeria Has Never Owned the Bakassi - Robert Clarke

Benin — FOR ceding Nigerian territory to another country without legislative approval, Save Nigeria Group, SNG, has called for the trial of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his accomplices for treason against the people of Nigeria.

It said President Goodluck Jonathan should face the same fate if he refuses to appeal the International Court for Justice, ICJ, judgment on Bakassi.

Meanwhile, with few days to the expiration of the window allowed by ICJ for Nigeria to appeal the decision ceding Bakassi peninsula to Cameroun, National Coordinator of South-South Ideological Forum, Mr.Goodnews Eichie, has called on President Jonathan to immediately appeal against the decision in view of recent facts emerging that the peninsula belongs to the country.

He said: "The President should immediately appeal against the ICJ ruling ceding Bakassi to Cameroun in exercise of his fundamental functions and oath of office, which he swore to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria and because not doing so is not carrying out his duties as reflected in the oath he took."

SNG, in a statement in Benin, Edo State, yesterday, by its National President, Dr. Philip Ugbodaga, said: "We express our utter disappointment with the Nigerian National Assembly for waiting so long before passing a motion urging President Jonathan to appeal the ICJ judgment on Bakassi. It is the height of legislative complacency that the Senate waited till now to bare its fangs."

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