Igbo youths of their numbers, as soon as once more took to the streets of Enugu, Friday, demanding for a public apology from the Nigerian Police over the raid on Abuja residence of former first woman, Dame Persistence Jonathan.
It could possibly be re-callled that the Police authorities had declared that the residence was raided following a tip-off that cash was stashed within the place.
Nonetheless, the youths who stormed Enugu metropolis after submitting a letter on the Enugu State Police Command stated Mrs. Jonathan deserved public apology since nothing was present in her residence.
Spokesman of the group, Comrade Nwachukwu Kachukwu David, who addressed journalists referred to as on the Federal Authorities to face numerous challenges dealing with the nation as an alternative of partaking in pointless witch-hunt.
He declared that: “energy provide has gone from dangerous to worse; many houses couldn’t purchase rice for Christmas; financial insurance policies have crippled companies however as a substitute of discovering options, Buhari’s authorities is chasing after harmless residents.”
Nwachukwu additional said that “All the Igbo Youths stand right here as we speak to unequivocally condemn the ceaseless harassment of our daughter, former first Woman, Dame Persistence Jonathan.
“The newest of this onslaught is the raid on her Abuja home by operatives from the Pressure Headquarters. That is coming at a time she continues to be below a vicious assault by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
“It’s much more curious contemplating the claims by the Police authorities that the raid was carried out over spurious tip-off that massive money was being stored in the home.
“Nevertheless, after the embarrassing invasion, the police operatives got here out with nothing. It is a critical justification to our stand all these whereas that the assault on Dame Jonathan is politically motivated. The place then is the so-referred to as money stashed in the home? Who gave the stated tip-off? What do they stand to achieve by repeatedly maligning the previous first girl?
“We’re appalled that having served this nation with their utmost capability and having conceded defeat even once they have been being urged on, the previous first woman is dealing with this unwarranted persecution.
“It’s fairly clear that every one brokers of presidency have been unleashed on them for no simply trigger- solely with the only goal of humiliating and bringing Jonathan and his household to public ridicule.
“Now that they carried out this motion and it ended as a wild goose chase, how would the Police compensate her for this nationwide embarrassment?”
The youths demanded that “the Police ought to tender unreserved apology to the previous first Nigerian household. We additionally demand that henceforth they need to be handled with dignity and accorded the respect they deserve.
“We equally re-echo our demand once more that each one her accounts, which have been hitherto freezed by the EFCC, ought to be un-frozen. Jonathan and his household shouldn’t be cowed down merely as a result of they selected to toe the trail of peace and honour for the unity of Nigeria.
“Might we additionally state right here that different individuals have served this nation in the identical capability and until date no one has harassed them. We are saying time has come for and finish to this virulent assault. That is the one method to persuade us that Nigeria is certainly one and that it’s not a rustic the place some individuals are sacrificial lambs.
Sufficient is sufficient!”
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