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PDP Rejects Nomination Of Ex-service Chiefs As Ambassador

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as abominable the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs for ambassadorial appointments.

According to the party, the president is trying to use the appointment to shield the former military officers from prosecution over their alleged role in extrajudicial killings in the country.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the party in a statement on Thursday, February 4, urged the Nigerian Senate to reject the nominations.

He claimed the Buhari administration was attempting to use the ambassadorial nominations to confer diplomatic immunity on the former service chiefs.

The party said: It is shocking that instead of allowing the former service chiefs to answer for the alleged crime against humanity under their command including reported cases of extra-judicial execution, killing of unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, rape, illegal arrest as well as detention and torture of innocent Nigerians, the APC administration is rather plotting their escape. The accused service chiefs must not be allowed to use diplomatic immunity to escape investigation and possible prosecution for the killing of unarmed EndSARS protester at Lekki Toll gate and other parts of the country as well as the hundreds of civilians reportedly killed by soldiers in the Zaria massacre.”

The PDP called on Nigerians to also reject the ambassadorial nominations and demand for the accused former commanders to face the law.

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