By David Ochuma
Following a peaceful protest by some well-meaning Nigerians on Tuesday, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM has thrown its weight behind the Amnesty International, AI from the country.
The coalition saluted the brave Nigerians who stood up in their numbers to draw the attention of the world to AI’s activities.
Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, Secretary-General, Dr. Maxwell Obioma, said Nigerians are resolute in the task of protecting Nigeria from the clutches of Amnesty International.
Obioma revealed that Nigerians are now aware of AI’s plot in conjunction with some foreign interest, such as the Iranian government to truncate the nation’s democracy.
The despicable part of AI’s plot, according to the coalition is that it has bought some Nigerian non-government organizations and legal practitioners to its fold with astronomical sums.
The Coalition for Nigeria Movement believes that AI has betrayed Nigeria by entering into a pact with Iran to promote and protect the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN.
While hailing the Nigerians for standing for their sovereignty, the group advised Amnesty International to have a rethink and retrace its steps.
“As a people, we are aware of the plot by Amnesty International in conjunction with some foreign interest that has been plotting for the disintegration of Nigeria manifest in their disjointed and often fabricated reports about Nigeria.
“This much they have carried on unabated and most recently the unholy alliance they entered with the Iranian Government to cause havoc and crisis of unimaginable proportion in Nigeria through the sponsorship of militant groups under various nomenclatures.
“We consequently wish to state that Iran or the IMN should not add to our troubles, and they must respect the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a reason why all well-meaning Nigerians must join in the call for the expulsion of Amnesty International from Nigeria.”