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IFEANYI UBAH'S DETENTION: FG punishing him for supporting Jonathan - Activist

IFEANYI UBAH'S DETENTION: FG punishing him for supporting Jonathan - Activist

More Nigerians have continued to con­demn the deten­tion of business mogul, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, by the Depart­ment of State Services (DSS).
Ubah, who is the Chair­man of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, was de­tained by the DSS on May 4, 2017 over a business transac­tion between his company and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
In a reaction to Ubah’s ordeal in the hands of the DSS on Tuesday, an activ­ist and lawyer, Mr. Wisdom Durueke, said that it was a political vendetta by the Presidency to punish and strangulate his business interest for supporting for­mer President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presi­dential election through his grassroots political network - Transformation Ambassa­dors of Nigeria (TAN).
Durueke, who spoke on the implication of DSS ac­tion, told The AUTHOR­ITY in Owerri, the Imo State capital that “if the issue is not politically masterminded, how does a dispute about who owes who and how much, between the NNPC and Capital Oil, should be­come a national security is­sue?”.
The human rights activist said that the scenario could be likened to how Federal Government ruined the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola for participating in the June 12, 1993 presidential election as well as former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, for having the gut to challenge former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Durueke recalled that Ubah through TAN cam­paigned vigorously for Jona­than of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) who lost the 2015 presidential elections to the incumbent President Muhammud Bu­hari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He accused the Federal Government of using the security agencies to “intimi­date, harass and frustrate” its perceived political enemies.

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