Baraje Faction Protests Against Police ‘Siege to Secretariat’



Kawu BarajeLeaders of the New PDP have protested against the sealing of their offices by officers Saturday afternoon. The New PDP office located at Panama Street, Maitama, Abuja, was sealed off purportedly in accordance with a court injunction secured by Bamanga Tukur.A statement by Olagunsoye Oyinlola, secretary of the faction called it “the siege to our secretariat”.
Oyinlola in a statement called “for an immediate removal of the siege to our secretariat. We call on the Inspector General of to order the immediate removal of his men from our office. Doing so, we believe, will serve the interest of justice, rule of law and democracy. Nigeria is a country ruled by law and not by might and .”
The factional secretary said “The whole world knows that Justice E. Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday refused to grant Alhaji Bamanga Tukur’s application for an ex parte injunction against our party’s . The Judge parties to maintain the quo. His judgement was a reinforcement of an early order of the High Court which also parties to maintain the quo. Now, should Nigerians conclude that Tukur’s interpretation of quo is this crude display of naked power and undisguised impunity?
“We are not at all surprised at this occurrence given the fact that Tukur issued a statement on Friday evening deliberately seeking to mislead the media and the public that Justice Chukwu granted him an injunction against us. We are happy that the ever vigilant Nigerian press ignored him and his falsehood. Now, he is not only wilfully disobeying the various courts which have made pronouncements on this matter, he is spicing up his love for impunity with this reckless misuse of state power by misleading the .”
Oyinlola added that “if this move is aimed at our spirit, that goal is definitely off the mark. We are determined to rescue our party from the lawlessness and crass arrogance that have defined the character of the Tukur leadership since inception. Our party needs that deliverance, its members deserve the change brought into it.”

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