28 March 2016

Nigeria: Kwara APC Accuses Politicians of Hijacking CCT

Ilorin — The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara State chapter, says some politicians have hijacked the Code of Conduct Tribunal and warned that the judiciary may throw the country into needless chaos.

In a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party said President Buhari should not be seen to be watching helplessly when politicians hijacked a crucial arm of government to carry out political vendetta against perceived political adversaries.

"For anyone who ever doubted our position that the trial of the Senate president is not an anti-corruption drive but political persecution and witch-hunt, Thursday's ruling of the tribunal shows that the CCT is being manipulated and remote-controlled by some desperate politicians.

"Given identical cases, Nigerians should note that the CCT under Justice Umar Danladi discharged and acquitted a leader of APC in 2011 based on Section 3 (d) of the CCB/CCT Act. Why is the Senate president's motion on the same Section 3 (d) of the CCB/CCT Act being denied by the same tribunal under the same judge?" the statement read.

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