- Conference of Nigeria Political Parties claimed political parties might become an attack object of criminals
- This was disclosed in reaction to the withdrawals of police officers from parties
- The umbrella association of all registered political parties in the country described the directive as unjust
Political parties will soon become targets of assassins and kidnappers, Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), the umbrella association of all registered political parties in the country has claimed.
According to the organisation, in a statement made availabe to Legit.ng, the move to withdraw the officers is unjust, partial and anti-democratic.
CNPP claimed the withdrawal of police officers attached to 16 out of 18 registered political parties, makes susceptible to kidnappings and assassinations.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by its secretary-general, Chief Willy Ezugwu.
Going further, CNPP accused the police of making selective preference.
“As the umbrella association of all registered political parties in the country, we believe that the action of the police authorities is unjust, partial and anti-democratic, exposing the leadership of 16 registered political parties to attacks by hoodlums."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Tiv Youth Council Worldwide called on the police and all security agencies to investigate Bishop Hassan Kukah for calling for an overthrow of President Muhammadu Buhari's government.
In a press release by the council's convener, Honourable Mike Msuaan, it decried Kukah's agitation which is it sees as an effort to pitch the north against the south and thereby birth anarchy
Musuaan, therefore, called for the cleric's immediate and thorough cross-questioning.
In another development, Legit.ng reported that fear has gripped the people of Bosso local government area of Niger state following the murder of Alhaji Ahmodu Mohammed, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mohammed was said to have been killed by bandits on Thursday, December 24, and also kidnapped his three daughters, ThisDay reports.
According to eyewitnesses who described the incident as “unfortunate and pathetic”, the suspected bandits numbering 15 stormed the community wielding different weapons and started shooting to scare people.
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