Jonathan’s Probe: Igbo Group Issues Stern Warning To Buhari #Beekhaybee

A body of eminent Igbo personalities called
Igbo Leaders of Thought has issued a stern
warning to the Muhammadu Buhari
administration, not to humiliate former
president, Goodluck Jonathan, all in the name
of probing his administration.
Led by elder statesman and constitutional
lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze, the
group urged Buhari to immediately commence
plans to restructure Nigeria.
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In a statement titled “Only truth and justice
endures,” which was signed by the group’s
deputy secretary, Evangelist Elliot Uko, they
stressed that the probe must be devoid of
“witch-hunting and smear agenda.”
According to Punch, the statement read,
“Desirable as the probe and prosecution of
corrupt officials of the outgone regime is, we
must endeavour to avoid witch-hunting and
smear agenda.
“Only the probe and prosecution of factual,
traceable and clearly identifiable cases of abuse
of office and misuse of public funds will inspire
confidence and receive commendation of the
citizenry and the international community.
“Humiliating and deliberately degrading political
opponents in the guise of probe and
prosecution of corrupt officials will only reduce
the whole exercise to a jamboree, that could
lead to a lot of a acrimony and bad blood which
we believe, is the last thing Nigeria needs at the
moment.”
The group also noted that fighting corruption
and insurgency alone would not be enough to
change Nigeria’s future positively, arguing that
the current federal structure, which was
established by the Nigerian military, was the
bane of contemporary Nigeria.
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It said, “We believe that Nigerians from all
persuasions, political divide, zone or status all
agreed that the unity, security, stability of
Nigeria should be the priority of all concerned at
this juncture of our national growth.
“Sincerity of purpose, commitment to what is
best for the country and for the good of all
should guide actions and steps of our new
leaders.
“While views and opinions may differ on
solutions to the myriad of problems confronting
us as a people, truth is usually located
somewhere near the court of justice, equity and
fair play.
“Continuing to pretend that the present political
structure is sustainable is clearly to live in
denial of reality.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has
openly supported the planned move by the
Buhari government to prosecute corrupt
government officials.
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News source : naij.com

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