The Buhari Media Organisation has called on security agencies to investigate the remarks by the Spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties asking the judiciary to declare Atiku Abubakar as President of Nigeria.
BMO made the call in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to the organisation, security agencies should quickly swoop on Ugochinyere and investigate the intent of his subtle call for anarchy and rebellion against the judiciary and the Nigerian state.
It said: “We call for the immediate investigation of Ugochinyere’s remarks asking the judiciary to declare Atiku President by our security agencies.
“We must not give room for such seditious remarks to go un-investigated and unpunished. Nigeria is a country governed by laws.
“We also call on the judiciary not to be moved by the comments of such motor-park politicians who are sponsored by sinister elements seeking to create instability in the Nigerian State.”
It stated that it was certain the nation’s judiciary was clear-headed and would not be shaken by such repulsive commentary.
It stated: “We believe in the Nigerian judiciary, alongside a great majority of Nigerians, and thus we are confident that they would remain focused on the issues at hand, and disregard repulsive and rebellious comments from any political party and its rogue agents.
“The statement by Imo Ugochinyere of CUPP seeking to compel the judiciary to do the bidding of his group and declare Atiku as President of Nigeria is a subtle call for rebellion against the judiciary and the Nigerian State.
“Such statement must be addressed seriously by the nation’s law enforcement agencies.”
It described Ugochinyere’s call as an incitement and rebellion against the processes of the judiciary, seeking to plunge the country into chaos.
This, according to the organisation, must not be treated with kids gloves by the nation’s security agencies.
It added: “Are there no law enforcement agencies in the country? Is this not a prima facie call to rebellion and anarchy? Are we going to wait for hired thugs to attack the judiciary before we see where the PDP and Atiku are headed to?
“BMO finds the call by CUPP, seeking that the Supreme Court declare Atiku President as a joke taken too far. It subtly calls for anarchy and must not be tolerated by the Nigerian State.
“The judiciary has its processes; President Buhari was declared the winner in a free and fair election. The closest loser, Atiku Abubakar, who was far behind him with a margin of nearly four million votes, has challenged Buhari’s victory in court.
“Atiku must, therefore, submit himself to the processes of the court and not use charlatan groups to call for a rebellion against the Nigerian state.”
According to BMO, the court processes are not influenced by third parties who have no business in the arena.
It added: “CUPP’s satellite relationship with Atiku is no ground for it to make such seditious remarks against the judiciary, on a matter that is already in court. “Justice is a matter of evidence, material facts and law – not anarchy, not chaos, not up-ending the system.”