The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) believes the prosecution of Sahara Reporters founder, Omoyele Sowore, will save the country’s democracy.
The umbrella group of Nigerian professionals in Europe made this known on Thursday after an emergency meeting in Brussels, Belgium to deliberate on the state of affairs in Nigeria.
In a communique jointly signed by President, Dr. Agwu Onyeke and 13 others, the professionals urged the Federal Government to bring Sowore and his cohorts sponsored by foreign mercenaries to destabilize Nigeria to book.
The group frowned at Sowore’s call for revolution – an indication that the controversial human rights activist was working hand-in-hand with some external forces.
ANPE, therefore, expressed solidarity with the FG on his on-going trial for instigating violence aimed at truncating democracy.
The group further recommended the process of profiling all Sowore’s accomplices in Nigeria and beyond the shores – bringing them to justice with the assistance of the International Criminal Court and the Interpol.
Read full communique below:A communique by the Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe issued after an emergency general meeting which held at Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace in Brussels to deliberate on the state of affairs in Nigeria, chiefly on the growing spate of externally influenced plot to destabilize Nigeria on Thursday, 27th November 2019.The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe, the umbrella organization of Nigerian Professionals in various walks of life in Europe, converged an emergency general assembly to discuss the threats posed to the unity of Nigeria from external sources. The emergency general assembly discussed extensively the various issues confronting the Nigerian nation
The meeting was well attended, and it touched on sensitive issues in Nigeria as well as recommendations for the relevant authorities in Nigeria. At the end of the meeting, the following resolutions were reached:The Issues: The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe views with high suspicion the motives behind the call for a revolution in Nigeria by Omoyele Sowore and his co-conspirators.
That the call is at best an indication that Omoyele Sowore was working hand-in-hand with some external forces bent on destabilizing Nigeria through their nefarious ways. That the unity of Nigeria has been gravely affected by the actions of Omoyele Sowore and his cohorts, bent on seeing to the disintegration of Nigeria
That the sponsors of Omoyele Sowore are instigating the on-going protests across the world by individuals and organizations using pro-democratic pseudo names in an attempt to blackmail the government of Nigeria into submission.
That Omoyele Sowore indeed provided himself as that willing clog in the wheels of progress in Nigeria
The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe also frowns at the campaign of calumny against the government of Nigeria and wishes to state that the campaign is in poor taste aimed at causing disaffection in the polity so they can ultimately rubbish the gains Nigeria has made since 2015 under the present dispensation.
It is highly advised that those individuals and organizations should channel their energies and resources into noble causes for the benefit of humanity.
THE ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN PROFESSIONALS IN EUROPE CONSEQUENTLY MAKES THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:That it supports wholeheartedly the on-going trial of Omoyele Sowore by the Nigerian authorities for instigating violence aimed at truncating democracy in Nigeria
.That the relevant authorities in Nigeria should not relent in its fight against enemies of the country who are engaged in these nefarious acts.
That the relevant authorities in Nigeria should, as a matter of urgency, begin the process of profiling all the accomplices of Omoyele Sowore in Nigeria and beyond the shores of Nigeria, and bringing them to justice with the assistance of the International Criminal Court and the Interpol.
That the call for a revolution is a part of a bigger plot towards ensuring that Nigeria is made ungovernable and uninhabitable.
That the Nigerian authorities must also, as a matter of urgency, begin a detailed investigation into how these illicit funds are brought into the country.
That anyone found guilty no matter how highly placed should be made to face the full arms of the law in line with international conventions on crimes against humanity.
That should the Nigerian authorities fail to act decisively, the agents of destabilization would achieve their ultimate desire of disintegrating Nigeria.Signed:
1. Dr. Agwu Onyeke (President)
2. Arc. Adesugun Lawal (Ukraine)
3.Chief Adekoya (Italy)
4.Engr. Bright Anyanwu (Spain)
5. Mr. Godspower Smith (Germany)
6.Prof. Afik Babarinde (Cyprus)
7. Chief Chuba Chime (UK)
8.Mr. Charles Ayoola (UK)
9.Mrs. Anita Ibeh (Malta)
10.Dr. John Umeh (Republic of Ireland)
11.Tobias Idoko esq (Netherlands)
12. Arc. Adesugun Lawal (Ukraine)
13. Mrs. Omolara Oguntade (Italy)
14. Mr. Sylvester Okon (UK)