|Ex-CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi:|
A Poverty of Decorum
In a letter dated March 25, 2014, Sanusi's counsel, Kola Awodein said "Whilst our client is not averse to an objective investigation by an appropriate and impartial authority into the activities of the CBN during his tenure as governor, or into his own activities as a citizen, our client is constrained to decline the FRC's invitation on the basis of bias, breach of the rules of natural Justice, absence of statutory power, violation of the rule of law, and conduct prejudicial to good public administration and the special position of the Central Bank of Nigeria."
- At Center for Modern Nigeria, we do want to see any indication of political retaliation or vindictiveness against Mr. Lamido Sanusi during this period or in the future.
- As the custodian of our constitution and democracy, Mr. President and his administration should ensure that the civil rights of all Nigerians are protected including that of Mr. Lamido Sanusi.
- In consistence with the good track record of this administration, transparency, dues process and the rule of law must be followed with professionalism during this investigation.
- Although Mr. Lamido Sanusi lacks decorum; and he treated the office of the Presidency and all Nigerians by extension; with levity, arrogance and indignity; we must treat him with respect and dignity as a Nigerian citizen.
- If Mr. Lamido Sanusi is found of any lapses, he must be sanctioned to the fullest extent of the law.
- No one. We repeat no one, is above Nigeria.
- We want to remind Nigerians that, in a democracy, arbitrary decisions and jungle justice by the Authority have no place.
- The era of dictatorship is over.
We trust this administration to be prudent and to act professionally in the best interest of Nigeria.