By Ochuko Akuopha
NATIONAL Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone B, has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over what it described as the commission’s brazen disregard of court ruling ordering the unfreezing of bank account of Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
In a statement by its coordinator, Comrade Pedro Obi, the students said the commission was only being used as a vehicle to persecute and get at perceived opponents.
The statement said: “The action of the commission and Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA against Mrs. Jonathan and Arira Richard Foundation, has no doubt brought to fore, that EFCC’s chairman, Ibrahim Magu is not alone in this wild goose chase.
“NANS therefore, rejects the persecution of the former first family in all ramifications, as the precedent that is being set by the EFCC in persecuting the former first family may cause, an incumbent administration, who loses election in the future not to concede defeat, knowing full well that political persecution awaits you.
“This is a dangerous trend that must not be allowed to take root in the psyche of Nigerians. This is cancerous to the democratic development of our nascent democracy.
“As an intellectual and revolutionary based organizations, NANS will continue to demand for the strengthening of our democratic and financial institutions, where individuals as in the case of Magu, will no longer take advantage of the offices they occupy to score cheap political point and get at perceived enemies.
“In the face of the persecution, the values which the Jonathan’s held so strong remains in the minds of Nigerian masses and there is no amount of campaign of calumny targeted at his person, that can destroy those values.
“NANS hereby call on the EFCC, FCTA, to obey court rulings instead of blackmailing the court by filing stay of execution aimed at circumventing the rule of law.
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