A frontline pro-democracy and Non-Governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has petitioned world leaders to demand “immediate diplomatic sanction of the serving Senator from Akwa Ibom State and the immediate past governor, Mr Godswill Akpabio, following his threats to take over Akwa Ibom State the same way that Pro-Nazi leader Adolph Hitler invaded Poland in the 1940s which precipitated World war 11.”
The rights group also condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s silence and that of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) “for failing to strongly reprimand the serving senator who was until recently when he moved over to the ruling party was the Minority Whip of the upper legislative chambers in Abuja.”
“Akpabio,” HURIWA said in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, “is speculated to have crossed over to the ruling party which controls the anti-graft body Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and uses it to haunt political opposition because he plans allegedly to obtain soft-landing over his ongoing investigation by the anti-graft body of his financial dealing as governor of Akwa Ibom for eight years in which the EFCC alleged that over $100 billion of Akwa Ibom State’s fund went missing.”
HURIWA recalled that upon cross carpeting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) the former PDP top shot has granted a number of media interviews including the version he was quoted as threatening that his new party (APC) will in 2019 take over Akwa Ibom State now controlled by PDP the same way that Adolph Hitler a war criminal reportedly invaded Poland.
Vexed by “the conspiratorial silence and the apparent breach of peace in Akwa Ibom State by loyalists of the Senator Akpabio leading to the unconstitutional sealing of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly by the Presidency’s manipulated Nigeria Police Force”, HURIWA at the weekend sent letters to Western embassies and high commissions – USA; Germany; UK; France; Italy; Canada; Japan; Israel; Australia and Spain – to demand a travel ban on Akpabio “until he purges himself of the anti-semitic tendencies and withdraws his threats against the good people of Akwa Ibom State.”
HURIWA also threatened to organise mass protests to occupy these major embassies if after 21 working days there remains no diplomatic sanction of the Senator from Akwa Ibom who is known to travel often to Europe and America.