The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has warned that no candidate nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for corruption should be allowed to leave Nigeria.
The CNG also said CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele could not leave the country until all allegations against him were resolved.
CNG spokesman Abdul-Azeez Suleiman made the announcement during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
He added that those with such motives should be considered enemies of the state and dealt with in accordance with the provisions of state law.
“We demand that when the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office, all key officials be asked to discharge all corruption and other charges pending against them.”
In particular, the CNG insisted that the CBN Governor must be held accountable to the new government for his tenure, stating that if study leave had been granted to Emefiele or any other suspect officials, it would be in the interest of a peaceful transfer must be overridden by power, accountability and good governance. CNG noted that recently, precisely on Monday 15th May 2023, the Nigeria Police Bureau confirmed that there were plans to scuttle the official inauguration of the new government of President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and state level governors on May 29. bring were real.
Suleiman said that CNG demands that anyone or group remotely involved in funding, direct execution or withholding information about this sinister and diabolical plan be treated appropriately as a treacherous crime and an enemy of the state and fellow citizens.
The group also urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to expand its investigations into corrupt practices to all government ministries, departments and agencies.
He said he had rejected the alleged plan to limit the beacon to outgoing state governors only and to ask the EFCC chairman to conduct a holistic review extending the scope to the presidency, federal government ministries, parastatals and cabinet members of the outgoing government.
He added that the group has also called for a thorough investigation into allegations against the EFCC itself, as well as the debilitating debt the outgoing government has racked up the country.