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Secondus Seeks Stiffer Penalty On Indonesia

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus has called on the federal Government to apply the stiffest penalty on the Indonesia over the humiliating treatment of a Nigerian diplomat by the Indonesian security officials.

Secondus who expressed deep discontent on the matter charged Nigeria government to apply no constraints in responding to the unprovoked and unwarranted manhandling of the Nigerian diplomat.

According to a statement issued by his media aide, Ike Abonyi on Thursday, the PDP National Chairman said no Nigerian should receive such dehumanizing treatment more so to a diplomat who enjoys some privileges while on duty to any country.

He said every reasonable step should be taken including recalling Nigeria Ambassador to Indonesia and the expulsion of their ambassador here in Nigeria if adequate remorse and commensurate punishment is not meted out to those Indonesian officials.

Secondus expressed sadness that under the reign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Nigeria has been debased and her nationals flagrantly insulted and humiliated abroad.

He said, “This needless insults on Nigerians must stop, I know that APC misrule has helped to aggravate this unfortunate development, but we must protect our humanity in the comity of nations.”

The PDP chairman blamed the ugly development on the fallout of the internal handling of rule of law in Nigeria by the ruling government whom he accused of “blatantly doing things that are not within the purview of decency and law.”

The PDP leader said that the dignity of Nigerians abroad must be reestablished using the Indonesia case as example to other nation harbouring any phobia against Nigerians, pointing out that the world is watching to see how Nigeria handles the Indonesia assault on her.

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