Spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has said that he stands by his words that Nigeria’s House of Representatives through Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, collected the sum of $10m to work on the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill.
He disclosed this while addressing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja after his release by the police.
He said he was stronger and determined to fight and would not abandon the struggle to wake up incapacitated leaders even with a gun to his head.
He said, “I seize this opportunity to restate my commitment to the struggle for the liberation of Nigeria. This illegal detention is one of the numerous benefits of being a soldier of truth and apostle of the rule of law.
“We were not cowed, neither did we negotiate nor trade off our right to free speech as our oppressors desired. We have come out stronger and more determined.
“I was shown a petition authored and engineered by the lawless Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives forwarding a resolution of the House where the police was directed to arrest me following the comments I made about the shady attempt to pass the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill.
The CUPP spokesperson said he would commence public action to ensure accountability and uphold good leadership both in the executive and legislature.
He added, “We are coming out hotter and harder and iron bars and chains of the oppressors cannot stop us.”