The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned APC lawmakers in the Senate for confirming the former service chiefs for ambassadorial portfolios despite their crimes against humanity.

A statement released by the PDP said the confirmation would not hinder the International Criminal Court from probing and prosecuting them.

Describing the clearing as a form of betrayal, the PDP claimed that the APC leadership of the Senate rushed their confirmation to grant them diplomatic immunity against the crimes committed under their watch.

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Part of the statement read, “Though it is public knowledge that the current APC @NGRSenate leadership is a mere rubber stamp and contrivance being used to endorse atrocious policies and suppress the will of the people, but descending to the level of aiding and abetting crime against humanity by attempting to confer diplomatic immunity on the accused ex-commanders is, to say the least, despicable.

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“It is indeed shameful that the PDP leadership in the @NGRSenate could clear the ex-service chiefs, who the @nassnigeria had earlier indicted and requested for their sack over security failures and alleged compromises.”

Recall that the Senate confirmed the appointment of former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate despite a petition against them.

The former service chiefs were confirmed after the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs led by Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa tendered its report.

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They include General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd.) (Cross River; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd.) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (retd.) (Kano).

 

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