.PUNCH’s designation of Buhari’s government as an autocratic regime, heroic, patriotic, pro-people and worthy of commendation
.. Decision by PUNCH to henceforth start referring to Buhari as a Major General and his govt as a regime, an act of courage.
.. CUPP accuses some organized labour, popular electronic/print media, ethnic associations of being bribed to keep silent in the face of return to military liked dictatorship, urges those not yet compromised to stand up and condemn Buhari’s growing autocratic actions.
Opposition coalition, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has noted with delight the editorial by The PUNCH newspapers tagged “Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand.”
The CUPP hails the newspaper for courageously standing up against Gen. Buhari’s dictatorial regime at a time many individuals and groups have been cowed into silence.
We view PUNCH’s designation of Buhari’s government as an autocratic regime as a heroic, patriotic and pro-people decision which is worthy of commendation by all lovers of democracy.
The CUPP also views the decision by PUNCH to henceforth refer to Buhari as a Major General and his government as a regime, an act of courage.
It is noteworthy that this courageous stand taken by this newspaper is coming at a time when the organised labour, popular electronic/print media and ethnic associations among others have opted to be silent in the face of obvious tyranny.
Many of them are alleged to have been bribed to keep silent in the face of return to military-liked dictatorship.
We therefore urge those not yet compromised to borrow a leaf from PUNCH’s courageous and patriotic stand. They should stand up and condemn Buhari’s growing autocratic actions.
The CUPP also warns Buhari’s regime and his foot soldiers against any attempt to clamp down on PUNCH and its staffers under any guise based on this newspaper’s courageous stand.
This newspaper’s stand has further confirmed that not all voices have been silenced by this regime. Others should join this crusade to end impunity in our country.
Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere
Opposition Coalition (CUPP) Spokesperson