Arrest Buruji Kashamu For Threatening Public Peace, CPPM Urges Police

Arrest Buruji Kashamu For Threatening Public Peace, CPPM Urges PoliceA non-governmental organisation that goes by the name Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has asked the Police to arrest Senator Buruji Kashamu for making inciting comments which has the potential to undermine public safety and national security.

The group made the demand in a public petition to the Inspector General of Police on Monday, January 30, which was signed by its Executive Chairman, Nelson Ekujumi.

The CPPM expressed shock at what it described as “irresponsible, barbaric, unparliamentary and threats to national peace and security statements” credited to Senator Buruji Kashamu over his indictment for drug related offences by the US appeal court and the order for his extradition to face trial.

Senator Buruji Kashamu was quoted in a national daily as warning that before anybody could succeed to extradite him to the US to face trial for drug related offence, “about three, four or five people will die”.

He also reportedly vowed that any attempt to “abduct” him would be met with violence, saying he planned to engage the services of members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) for protection.

CPPM said: “We regard these provocative and unbecoming comments of Senator Buruji Kashamu as denigrating to his office as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an attempt to intimidate the law enforcement agencies from the discharge of their constitutional duties as well as an assault on the constitution which must be condemned and resisted.

“If Senator Buruji Kashamu who is a member of our highest law making institution, the Senate feels strongly about a judgement of the court whether in Nigeria or any part of the world, one would have expected him, as a custodian of the legitimate mandate of the Nigerian people to be civil, responsible and sensitive to explore civilized means of seeking redress rather than threatening public peace by threats of violence.

“Therefore, we are calling on the leadership of the Senate to immediately summon Senator Buruji Kashamu to appear before its appropriate committee for acts unbecoming of a Senator and for bringing the image of the house to public opprobrium.

“We are equally calling for the immediate arrest and questioning of Senator Buruji Kashamu for his unparliamentary, inciting and violence threatening comments which has the potentials to undermine public safety and national security.”

Committee Commends ECOWAS For Restoring Democracy In Gambia

Committee Commends ECOWAS For Restoring Democracy In GambiaThe Committee For The Protection Of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), has commended the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) for what they say is a restoration of Democracy in The Gambia.

The committee revealed this in a statement signed by the Executive Chairman, Nelson Ekujumi, titled: “Kudos To Ecowas For The Restoration Of Democracy In Gambia”.

It reads:

“The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) whole heartedly congratulates and commends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for its steadfastness and faithfulness to the sanctity of the democratic mandate of the people of Gambia as entrusted in President Adama Barrow by ensuring that ex-President Yahya Jammeh quits office involuntarily.

“We equally commend the good people of Gambia for their perseverance despite the provocative comments and actions of ex dictator Yahya Jammeh and his cronies to hang on to power by assaulting the constitution and the democratic rights of Gambians as freely expressed at the polls on December 1, 2016.

“As we rejoice with the people of Gambia over the restoration of democracy and the aversion of a needless crisis that would have been generated by the crudity of ex dictator Yahya Jammeh to cling on to power unconstitutionally and against decency and civilized conduct, may we admonish Gambians to remain faithful to democracy as the only legitimate means of determining who rules them.

“We congratulate President Adama Barrow for his tenacity in keeping faith with the mandate of the Gambian people and urge him to repay all the sacrifices put in place and endured to reclaim his mandate, both locally and internationally by ensuring the delivery of dividends of democracy to the populace.

“We view this action of ECOWAS in restoring democracy to Gambia by chasing out expired despot Yahya Jammeh as highly commendable, a victory for democracy and an unambiguous message to other despots on the African continent that the time of reckoning for assaulting the people’s right to freely choose their leader, is over.

“We are very hopeful that the laudable action of ECOWAS in Gambia would be a wake-up call to the electorates in Africa to boldly take their destiny in their thumbs to vote out despots who have underdeveloped, mismanaged and caused strife and crisis on the African continent.

“Once again, we wish President Adama Barrow and the good people of Gambia, a successful and fruitful tenure to the glory of God and the benefit of mankind.” the statement said.