The Commissioner for Youth Political Participation, Pan-African Youth Union. Ambassador Oladele John Nihi has described the invitation of CUPP Spokesman by the House of Representatives as a threat to Nigeria’s Democracy.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja earlier today, Ambassador Oladele Nihi said the Pan-African Youth Union (PYU) condemn in totality, the invitation of Barr. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere over his press statement on the controversial Infectious Diseases Bill 2020, being sponsored by the House Speaker, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila.
“The invitation of CUPP spokesperson is not only uncalled for, it is a threat to Nigeria democracy especially in a country where the opposition body is being faced with heavy intimidation from elected legislators who are supposed to be occupied with their legislative duties but who instead abandon their cause and trail the path of political witch-hunting”.
Ambassador Nihi said this development is not only sad but pitiable and warned that any attempt being ochstrated to intimidate and shut the mouth Barrister Ikenga in the country, who is one of the mouthpiece of the timid electorates particularly the Youths will be resisted.
“The law makers should halt the attempt of intimidating members of the opposition and give freedom of speech chance to strive; as we are in a democratic era. Mr Femi Gbajabiamila leadership style will not only cripple opposition in the country, but will also instigate fear in the minds of those who are supposed to speak and make meaningful contributions to nation building”.
The Speaker House of Representatives, through an adhoc committee chaired by Hon. Henry Nwawuba, has given the CUPP spokesperson a seven days ultimatum to appear before the committee set up by the house to look into the allegations he leveled against them with respect to the Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 currently before the house.