Wednesday, 19 September 2012

U-Report: Civil Rights Coalition Commends Nigerian Lawyers On Anti-Impunity Rally In Aba Nigeria


Governor T.A Orji
Report By: Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor

A Coalition of Human Rights and Pro-Democracy organizations under the umbrella of South-East Development Agenda has commended the Nigerian Bar Association Aba Chapter for their End Impunity Rally held on Tuesday 18th of September 2012  against the unpopular and non performing government of Chief T.A.Orji led Government.

In a statement signed by the representative of the coalition; Comrade Godson Ibekwe Umelo and Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor, the group stressed that though the rally was welcomed development, it has been long overdue. According to the coalition, the NBA Aba Chapter is considered as a progressive entity which ought to have been leading in the ongoing crusade by the civil society organizations in the State to end this government of impunity which manifests in form of decay of roads in Aba, Double and illegal taxation, infrastructure levies, harassment and intimidation of innocent and law abiding citizens with opposing views on  state government's anti-people policies.

The coalition condemned the non implementation of the state 2012 budgets as fiscal indiscipline and irresponsibility by the Chief T.A.Orji led government.

The coalition therefore called for immediate impeachment of the governor by the state house of Assembly for gross misconduct, abuse of office and a breach of the 1999 constitution as amended which he swear to uphold and protect.

The coalition has already concluded plans to take the state government to court over illegal fees and intimation of innocent citizens who feel agitated by the anti people policies of the government, and called on all human rights and progressive forces in the state to join forces with the coalition to end this decade of impunity in the state.

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