Jude Ndukwe, the special assistant on media to former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the continued detention of the former minister by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a sign that the government wants to silence the opposition.
Ndukwe, in a statement he personally signed, wondered why Fani-Kayode is still in EFCC custody after he met all the bail conditions.
The statement read in full: “This tactic of keeping key and vocal members of the opposition out of circulation without due regard to our laws and or harass them with charges that cannot stand the test of judicial requirements has got to stop. The sweet smelling savour of democracy will be polluted when the opposition is stifled.
“The continued holding of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody for this long despite meeting his bail conditions goes a long way to show that this fight is not about corruption after all but all about silencing the opposition.
“We condemn in very strong terms these acts of intimidation and harassment and request that he be released forthwith even as we call on all well-meaning Nigerians to know who to hold responsible should anything untoward happen to Chief Femi Fani-Kayode!
“This act of executive rascality, at a time when Nigerians are groaning more than ever before over the economic hardship inflicted on them by this administration, is needless. It will achieve nothing but will only lead to a puerile end.
“Release FFK NOW!”