By Ochiaka Ugwu
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) made up of Coalition of Citizens Watch Nigeria (CWN), Transparency Center Network (TCN) and Good Governance Project Initiative (GGPI) has chided Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) led by Olarenwaju Suraju for what they termed as wicked campaign of calumny and defamation of character aimed at settling old scores at perceived enemies.
According to the statement signed and issued in Abuja by the Executive Secretary of CWN, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, National Convener of TCN, Umar Faruk and National Coordinator of GGPI, Comrade James Okoronkwo, the trio noted that Suraju and his ilk have no fixed address or offices but are fugitives from the law and are being used by disgruntled politicians to fan the embers of bitterness, spread hate and over-heat the polity by insulting high network public officials and politicians who are doing their utmost best to deepen PMB’s anti-corruption drive in Nigeria.
Speaking further, they stated that Sir Mike Okiro climbed the pinnacle of the Nigerian Police through the dint of hard work, honesty, selflessness and patriotism saying “that the PSC Chairman is a tested and trusted man of honour” that has been contributing immensely to the crusade against corruption in the Police force and the reduction of criminalities across the country.
The trio urged the media to be vigilant and not to be hoodwinked by unscrupulous and devilish elements in the society who are hell- bent on maligning the good names and integrity of honest hardworking and patriotic Nigerians.
They stated that the Chairman of the PSC, Sir Mike Okiro have served Nigeria meritoriously as Inspector General of Police and presently as Chairman Police Service Commission urging him to continue with his good works.
“Nigerians should discountenance these so called activists masquerading as defenders of human rights and democracy. They are nothing but a bunch of low lives, charlatans, quacks and misfits who do not mean well for the good of our nation”.