11 September 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
The Coalition of United Political Party, CUPP, says, the arrest of some executive members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, and others in Lagos State, while on a peaceful protest, was unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, and a clear violation of their fundamental rights.
This is contained in a statement signed by the CUPP National Secretary, Chief Peter Ameh.
The Statement says arresting those expressing their grievances against the recent increase in the price of fuel, electricity tariff, cable TV subscription, amongst others was an exhibition of abuse of power and thereby demand for their immediate release.
“Instead of protecting and lending a hand of solidarity to these brave Nigerians who have boldly and courageously expressed their displeasure towards the policies inflicted on the masses by the government and the Police is arresting them”
It stresses that amongst those who were arrested are some executive members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN).
“The arrest of these well meaning and responsible Nigerians is unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, a clear violation of their fundamental rights and a radical exhibition of abuse of power and we hereby demand for their immediate release”
It therefore explains that Nigeria is a practicing democratic State and therefore, must be seen and act as such.