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Buhari’s restriction of movement of 50 Nigerians, signs of desperate times – CUPP

Valentine Chinyem



THE Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Saturday, said the restriction placed on 50 Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari, is a sign of desperate times.

The coalition said it had reviewed the statement of the Presidency on the full implementation of obnoxious Executive Order 6, presently being challenged at the Appeal Court and can say that the implementation by the president, was to show he is finally showing his old self.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by Hon Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere‎, the 1ST National Spokesman of the CUPP.

It said its unfortunate that the President could not wait for the legal processes at the Appeal Court to be complete before taking such steps by listing numerous opposition leaders, for travel restriction and seizing of their properties worth over N50m and above.

“the court of Appeal, we hope will deal a decisive blow on this dictatorial Order and consign it to the dustbin of history where it rightfully belongs,” the group added.

It lamented that key opposition leaders who were part of the international negotiation team were all on the list while some businessmen who rightly support the ouster of this government owing to the bad policies which have stifled their businesses were also listed just to finally kill their businesses and also silence them.

It declared that the action of the President was nothing but another futile attempt by the Presidency to muscle the opposition and deny them of the required funds for the election, saying that “but this is coming too late in time as Nigerian electorate are already fully mobilised and ready to punish bad governance with their votes”

Continuing the coalition said, “President Buhari cannot survive the electoral anger of Nigerians and his desperation will only cause him to sink deeper into the abyss of opprobrium and hasten his final disgrace from office within the ambit of the law”.