Saturday, June 20, 2020

[NEWS] Alleged $10m bribe: Atiku calls for immediate release of CUPP Spokesman, Ugochinyere

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, has reacted to the arrest and detention of Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the Spokesman for the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP.
The CUPP’s mouthpiece was arrested yesterday at his residence in Abuja in connection with the allegation of bribery made against the House of Representatives and the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
He was said to have been manhandled by men of the Nigeria Police while being arrested
His arrest happened despite a Federal High Court in Abuja, on June 4, restricting the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, from arresting the opposition party’s spokesman.

Recall that Ugochinyere had accused the House of Representatives of bribery over the infectious disease bill.
Ugochinyere was arrested allegedly on the orders of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Atiku, in a tweet on Friday, while reacting to the development, called on the immediate release of Ugochinyere who was an active voice during the presidential election.
The former Vice President tweeted, “We are a nation governed by the rule of law and not of the jungle.
“Tyranny and dictatorship are inimical to a democratic order. I hereby call for the immediate release of the spokesman of CUPP, Barr. Ikenga Ugochinyere.”

“Everyone will play a part, and we have got plenty of games.
“Hopefully, we have got a few cup games, plus the league games and hopefully the Europa League, so we will be going into August sometime.”
The kick-off time for the match is 8:15 pm.



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