December 01, 2016

Pro-Jonathan Protest Rocks Enugu

Some Igbo youths took to the streets of Enugu yesterday in protest against the alleged "persecution" of Patience Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Some bank accounts, reportedly belonging to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan had been frozen by the anti-graft agency.

The protesters, under the aegis of Concerned Igbo Youths, said Patience’s travail was an attempt to humiliate former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Brandishing placards and chanting solidarity songs, the group led by its coordinator, Victor Ezenagu, marched to the Enugu office of the EFCC, where they submitted a petition to the South-East zonal head of the commission, Mr. Johnson Babalola.

Some youths also protested in front of the Enugu State Government House.

In the petition entitled, ‘Unjust persecution and desperate plan to humiliate Goodluck Jonathan,’ the youths demanded an immediate unfreezing of Patience Jonathan’s accounts.

The petition read in part:
“While we salute the commitment of the present administration towards fighting corruption in the country, we express our disaffection to the manner the war is being prosecuted by the commission under your watch.

“Some of the actions of the commission in recent time leave no one in doubt that certain persons have clearly been singled out to be humiliated.

“A case in point is that of a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC. We see the freezing of her personal accounts and ongoing prosecution as an attempt to discredit former President Goodluck Jonathan.”

The youths said they were miffed that Jonathan was being victimised by the EFCC, even after sacrificing his ambition “for the sake of the country’s future.”

15 comments:

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

I cry for my country Nigeria. how bad governance change our youth thinking

Afoke Maleke said...

Complete waste of time ...una nor get work abi ...Eye service Mofos..

Chioma Ujo said...

These people are jobless, idle and stupid for being at the disposals of selfish individuals.

Ay360 said...

Its lack of work dat is causing dis protest, d money u will nt b shared with, u are wasting ur time protesting. Get brain

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
People should trend with caution not to jeopardise their life nothing is worth losing a life.

Anonymous said...

enugu isnt the whole Nigeria...thats just one state

Austine Gabriel said...

jobless youth

keka newton said...

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON NAIJA POLITICS

Anslem Caesar said...

I wouldn't say much until Dasuki's case is done and dusted.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Fools

Hassan Aderemi said...

Those aggrieved youth with solidarity protest should have approach law court to prosecute the case, “nemo judex in causa sua” you cannot be the judge of your own cause. They cannot be the one to approbate & reprobate on behalf of a suspect.

ope alliu said...

Nigerians which way,who are the youths,why are they been hired for something like this,this is someone that didn't recognize them when they were in power very shameful

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Foolish People

Irikefe said...

NA ONLY NDIGBOS DEY ALWAYS DEY PRO-THIEF.
MAKE UNA PROTEST UNTIL UNA DIE.

olisayemk said...

Jobless youths who constitute nuisance in the society after being given peanuts to close their sense of reasoning