June 13, 2024

EFCC: Court order too weak to protect you, NNPP scribe lambasts Kwankwaso



By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

The National Secretary of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday, has said the order of Kano State High Court ‘procured’ by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to stop his invitation, arrest and prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is too weak to protect him from the long arm of the law.

Oginni, who stated this while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, said the magnitude of unprecedented corruption by successive government and politicians in Nigeria has made nonsense of the nation’s democracy.

He said, “The continuous resistance of former governors to EFCC’s investigations is becoming worrisome.

“It is on record that the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) through its National Secretary, Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday has requested that the EFCC should investigate Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and other party officers on the money collected by the party from the sales of nomination forms and campaign funds donations for the 2023 general elections, which was allegedly stolen by Senator Kwankwaso and his cohorts.

“In a dramatic reaction to the imminent EFCC’s investigation, Senator Kwankwaso rushed to the Kano State High Court to ‘procure’ an order to stop the anti-graft agency from inviting him and other alleged corrupt officers for investigation, the same manner in which Yahaya Bello, the immediate past Governor of Kogi State is trying to use Court to frustrate EFCC’s prosecution.

“Nigerians cannot forget in hurry that Yahaya Bello also used Kogi State High Court to ‘procure’ a frivolous order similar to what Senator Kwankwaso also ‘procured’ from Kano State High Court to frustrate EFCC’s investigation and arrest.

Oginni, while reacting to the Court Order ‘procured’ by Senator Kwankwaso from a Kano State High Court to stop the EFCC, made it clear that as a law abiding political party, NNPP has approached the relevant government agency with responsibility to deal with corruption in Nigeria.

“We cannot teach the EFCC how to discharge its job. I am very sure that the anti-graft agency is up to the task.

Oginni also frowned at the decision of Senator Kwankwaso to rush to court for protection, saying that, “the rush to ‘procure’ a court order is suggestive.

“If Senator Kwankwaso and his defunct NWC are as clean as they pretended to be, they have no reason to run away from the EFCC’s investigation.

Oginni said, “the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) is hereby calling on well meaning Nigerians to prevail on Senator Kwankwaso to voluntarily submit himself to the EFCC.

“It’s more honourable for him to peacefully engage EFCC than unnecessary confrontation like Yahaya Bello”.