The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has faulted the suspension of Malam Sanusi Lamido as the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, describing the move as selective and a witch-hunt.
In a press statement issued by the CNPP publicity secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, on Thursday, the umbrella body for opposition political parties in the country noted that “whereas, it cannot fault the powers of President Goodluck E. Jonathan, GCFR to suspend any official of the Federal Government; however we rate the suspension of Governor Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as selective, witch-hunt and one done strictly in bad faith.
“For the avoidance of doubt, for a long time tongues have been wagging on the way and manner Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had converted the CBN into a charity organization; but Mr President did not take special notice nor was deeply concerned until Malam Sanusi opened the Pandorax-Box in what we may term the cash-cow – Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC”.
The statement added that “CNPP like most patriots will celebrate the day President Jonathan suspends those whom Malam Sanusi had clearly exposed for allegedly squandering billions of United States Dollars, USD, of Crude Oil revenue without due process, lack of transparency and most importantly utter disregard to appropriation by the National Assembly.
“Until then, we regard the suspension of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as selective, witch-hunt and suspension done in bad faith”, CNPP stated.