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Try OBJ For Genocide!!! by dougivilla(m): 6:50pm On Mar 04, 2013
ABUJA- With a recent verdict on the
invasion of Odi community in Bayelsa
State by a High Court in Port Harcourt ordering the Federal Government to pay N37.6bn as compensation to victims of the military invasion of Odi community. The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, on Monday called for the arraignment of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for genocide. In a statement made available to Vanguard, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin said Obasanjo should be charged for crime against humanity and violation of human rights before the International Court of Justice, ICC, as he gave the order for the invasion of Odi community.Fashakin said:”As a Party, it is our belief that there is no amount of monetary compensation that can fully assuage the sense of colossal loss of these hapless communities, whose rights to life was indecently trampled upon by the PDP-led Federal Government of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. ”It is equally our belief that, with the establishment of the intent and content of the invasion as genocidal, the course of Justice is best served if the head of the government at the material time, that is, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is formally arraigned before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the crime of
genocide. “The wider implication of the
arraignment shall be the institution of
constitutional order and decency
among the ruling elite so that the
inalienable rights of the people to
personal liberty and justice shall remain sacrosanct. According to the statement, “In Article 5(1a) of the statute of the
International Criminal Court (ICC),
genocide is a crime under the
jurisdictional purview of the Court.
Furthermore, Article 6 (a-c) of the same statute reads thus: For the purpose of this Statute, “genocide” means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental
harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group
conditions of life calculated to bring
about its physical destruction in whole
or in part. The statement further indicted the PDP of over-using of the military in
civil matters, including elections, protests and exercising democratic
rights by citizens for over 13 years of
being in power.
Re: Try OBJ For Genocide!!! by kulikuli26: 7:07pm On Mar 04, 2013
I honestly don't know what a CPC government would have done if faced with the same situation, I don't see how buhari would do anything different from what obasanjo did, so why this hypocrisy??aren't they the one blaming GEJ for not taking decisive action on Boko Haram, then u ask again what wld have been their own decisive action if not what OBJ did....Bunch of hypocrites!!!

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