Chief Martin Onovo, the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2015 election has said that the on-going ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in the South East is unjustifiable, even as he called the federal government to immediately discontinue the exercise and
Onovo, who took a swipe at the Federal Government under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, saying that the party is committed to the final destruction of the country.
Onovo, in a statement, lamented alleged human rights violations like “the massacre of unarmed Shiites in Kaduna, the tacit support for terrorist herdsmen, the bombing of hapless IDPs in their camp, the mass murder of IPOB protesters and the deliberate attempt to provoke a national crisis using the ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in the Southeast, and the unchecked genocide in Southern Kaduna.”
He maintained that the on-going ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in the South East is unjustifiable, even as he called the APC-led government to immediately discontinue the excercise and face the serious national security threats posed by Boko Haram, the herdsmen and rising crime.
Onovo stressed that if the government fails to call off ‘Operation Python Dance II’ ”we will take all constitutional, international and lawful political actions to protect the sovereignty of the Nigerian people from the deceitful and divisive dictatorship of the APC.”
He stressed: “National Unity is under attack with the well documented audacious nepotism and discrimination of the APC-led government. These have become obvious in federal appointments and the locations of approved federal projects.
“The rule of law is under attack with the intimidation of the judiciary; the violation of court orders and the lawless disregard of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Public morality is under attack with the elaborate false propaganda; organised deceit and corruption of our national values, which are clearly enshrined in our constitution.”
Onovo lamented that the Nigerian economy has been destroyed by what he termed “wastefulness, corruption and incompetence of the current government. Current public debt is N19.6 trillion. Inflation remains very high. Unemployment is a time bomb and our Naira has lost 40% of its value under this government.
“As politicians, we know that when a devious and unpatriotic government fails in governance, it creates a crisis to distract and cover its failures. All ethical patriots know that this is the worst government since independence as was documented many months ago by the brilliant Dr. Femi Aribisala, Ph.D (Oxford).
“We must not allow this government to create a crisis to distract and cover its catastrophic failure. It may be obvious that the APC is the greatest threat to national security and national unity.”