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Lagos : Rights group seeks action on alleged arrest of APC candidate by EFCC

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 Lagos Rights group seeks action on alleged arrest of APC candidate by EFCC
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Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be meticulous in the final choice of candidates in next year’s election.

The rights group stated this on Sunday while reacting to an alleged arrest of APC candidate by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“The alleged arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Lanre Sanusi, who is contesting for Amuwo Odin Federal Constitutiency House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) over fraud–related crime after a logistics company, called 4runner limited made a petition against him should be of interest to the ruling All Progressives Congress so someone with a baggage ethically and morally is not presented as a candidate for a very critical position of a national lawmaker,” HURIWA said in a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, which was made available to PlatinumPost.

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The group also asked the national hierarchy of the party to probe the report that a company known as  4runner Limited, which is a shipping company, alleged that they had a deal with Mr. Lanre to transport COVID-19 materials, including face masks; hand sanitizers, among others.

HURIWA affirmed that if the allegations against Sanusi are verified to be true the party should substitute his name with the legally allowed person with the next highest number of votes at the APC primary election.

The group said “it is preposterous if the APC will sponsor someone with such a huge crime related allegations hanging on his neck to seek for elective post to become a national lawmaker.”

HURIWA added : “The candidature of this man allegedly in conflict with the law shows that certain forces working within the  APC’s national headquarters may be fraudulent and compromised. How would you defend this before the politically conscious Nigerians? Clearly the Party’s screening exercise was cosmetic and pure deceit. How would electorates trust your party?

“The height of the fundamental issues bedevilling the said Lanre Sanusi’s political aspiration is the recent report in some sections of online media and various media organisations. This is presently destroying the party and will definitely affect the chances of your party at all levels. Going into election with a damaged image candidate would cost your party the victory expected, assuming the allegations are verified. ”

 

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