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Ikenga: Action Party condemns arrest of chairman

Arrest of our national chairman, threat to democracy; calls on police to immediately release him

The conference of southeast chairmen of our great party, Action People’s Party (APP) frowns at the illegal arrest of the party’s National chairman, Barr. Ikenga IMO Ugochinyere who also doubles as the spokesman of the Coalition of United Political parties (CUPP).

We condemn the arrest in its entirety and describes it as illegal and affront to principles of democracy and subversion to freedom of Speech.

Ikenga, our leader has proven to be a voice to common Nigerians as we have seen him in different occasion challenge and question government policies that are not in tandem with conventional projection of good governance procedures.

We call on the Nigerian police to immediately release Barr. Ikenga IMO Ugochinyere unconditionally.

The rule of law should be followed in prosecuting him if found guilty of any crime as the current detention suffered by him is an assault to his personality and in total breach of his fundamental human right.

Signed:

Engr.Chinedum Elekwachi
State chairman, Ebonyi

Hon. Ezirim Ernest
State chairman, Imo

Foster Eneh
State chairman, Enugu

CSP Lawrence Donya  (RTD)
State chairman, Anambra

Engr. Ajala Kingsley
State chairman, Abia

Addendum on the arrest of Ikenga

Recall that ElombahNews had reported on June 19, that the Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has been arrested by security operatives on Thursday.

Ikenga Ugochinyere is the spokesperson of the 38 opposition political parties coalition.

He was arrested by the Police operatives at his residence in Abuja at the instance of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

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ElombahNews gathered that he is being detained at the police facility in Maitama, Abuja, as at the time of this report.

Recall that the Federal High Court in Abuja, in a subsisting judgement on on June 4, barred the Police and the Department of State Services from arresting Ugochinyere.

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