By Henry Umoru 27-7-12
ABUJA- THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has urged Nigerians not to engage in media trials as the prosecution of his son, Mahmud Tukur and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is on in the fuel subsidy scandal.
Tukur who also pleaded against jumping into conclusion by Nigerians, stressed that his son, Mahmud Tukur who is the Managing Director of Eterna Oil and Gas is an adult and capable of speaking and defending himself.
The PDP National Chairman’s son is presently facing trial with others alleged involvement in fraudulent management of oil subsidy fund.
Bamanga Tukur stressed that as the case is on, there was no need diminishing his status as a father because of the perceived ‘sins’ of the son, adding that there was no need visiting the son’s sin on him.
According to him, as an adult and managing a publicly quoted firm, the rules and guidelines of all companies are contained in the Deeds of Association of the company and the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.