CNPP Picks Hole In Babangida, Mukoro’s Reconciliation


Some members of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties in Rivers State faulted the recent dramatised reception during the visit of Major Mukoro to Minna for reconciliation with former President Babangida, as security risk to the country.
In a telephone interview with The Tide yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Barr. Ibimina Kelechi of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), wondered whether the Federal Government had pardoned Mukoro for his role in the coup.
Kelechi explained that the reconciliation facilitated by Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Ogun State was not in the best interest of our nascent democratic experience.
He noted that the reconciliation move has a grave constitutional implication for the country.
Also speaking, a member of African Renaissance Party (ARP), Hon. Stephen Amadi, described the meeting as a time bomb for Nigerian political environment, noting that the entry of Mukoro to Nigeria after 19 years of Orkar Coup without notifying security operatives in the first place was a mistake.
According to him, Major Mukoro could have been picked up because he had constituted a security risk to the Nigerian state.
Amadi maintained that the rule of law should have been allowed to take its full course on the sudden return of Major Mukoro before allowing him to tour round the states.
Major Saliba Mukoro led the botched Orkar coup in 1990, and left the country 19 years ago under controversial circumstances.