A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations have warned, that it will no longer tolerate, what it described as the series of orchestrated campaign of calumny, against the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi. The group in a Press statement on Friday in Lagos, said it has noticed the persistent call by some unpatriotic Nigerians, mainly sponsored under different groups, in the sustained campaign, where they’ve continuously demanded for the probe and sack, of Dr Audi, as the NSCDC Boss, over series of unsubstantiated allegations of corruption.
The statement, signed on behalf of the coalition by Comrade Oluwatobi Johnson, said it is aware, that these groups are being sponsored by the enemies of the transformation that the Audi’s leadership has introduced to the NSCDC, through discipline, innovations and transparent leadership. This it said, has become the basis of the desperation, to cast aspersion on the character and integrity of the NSCDC boss.
“We wish to inform the Nigerians that indeed the plot is real and enormous resources have been earmarked to discredit the personality of Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, and continually ask President Muhammadu Buhari for his removal. Consequently, we may wish to recall that the public space has been inundated with outright falsehood in recent times through press statements, press conferences opinion articles, and news stories discrediting the Dr Audi. The overarching objective is to discredit all the notable efforts of the NSCDC boss in the puerile attempt at instigating Nigerians against him.”
“We are is indeed aware that these despicable elements would go any length in this their campaign which has been taken through various dimensions of ethnicity, religious and other unimaginable sentiment. We will no longer allow their outright falsehood to stand any longer, because of the consequences it might have on the overall psyche of innocent Nigerians.”
The group said it will henceforth mobilise Nigerians continuously, to support Dr Audi and the NSCDC as an institution, in order to ensure that he continues to deliver on the mandate that President Muhammadu Buhari has given to him, in addressing serious security challenges in the country.
“We also wish to sound a note of warning to those fanning the drums of destabilization against Dr Abubakar Audi, to immediately desist from such endeavours in the interest of peace and tranquillity of our country. The attempt to denigrate those who have devoted their energy and time to the service of this nation is therefore viewed as very unacceptable and will not be tolerated by us any longer.”
“Nigerians must see this campaign as an affront to our sensibilities as a people and as a country and must do all to resist the harbingers of disorderliness and apostles of backwardness who are bent on destroying our country.”