by Adeniyi Abdul
The Action Congress of Nigeria has once again fired words in the direction of the PDP but this time they’re not so vicious. Not obviously, anyway.
Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has been advised by the ACN to resign immediately, to avoid embarrassment in the public eye. Tukur’s son was indicted in the fuel subsidy probe and the ACN believes this places a burden on his father, which should be avoided altogether by the simple act of resignation.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said “It is important to say here that the fuel subsidy scam trial will be held in two courts: the court of law and the court of public opinion.”
“While Alhaji Bamanga Tukur is not facing any charges in the court of law over the scam, he is definitely a star suspect in the court of public opinion.”
“That is why many Nigerians are already insinuating that nothing will come out of the trial, especially as far as his son is concerned,” the party stated. “This is an allusion to the influence bestowed upon him by his high office. While we have nothing but absolute confidence in the ability of the judicial process to ensure justice, we believe that anything than can reinforce the impression of thwarted justice in the fuel subsidy scam trial should be removed.”
“Alhaji Bamagar Tukur’s continued stay in office is one of such.”