The Igbo National Council (INC), has issued an ultimatum that will lapse by January 14 to start ‘Occupy Cross Rivers Protests’ if Its Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, refuses to heed the calls of well meaning Nigerians to release Agba Jalingo who has been ‘brutally’ incarcerated in solitary confinement since August 2019.
INC, in a statement issued by its President, Chilos Godsent, said Jalingo’s Health is deteriorating because of the treatment meted to him in the solitary confinement.
“In view of the above, we, therefore call on the Cross River State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Jones Eteng William to pass an express motion of the House compelling Gov Benedict Ayade and his cohorts – the Cross River State Commissioner of Police and State Director, Department of State Security (DSS) to immediately release Comrade Agba Jalingo before his health deteriorates to an unmanageable state.
“Consequently, if Comrade Agba Jalingo is not released before the expiration of 14th January 2020, we will go ahead with the planned occupy Calabar protest and will also call on Nigerians to occupy with SMS, the phones of the Governor and Deputy Governor of Cross River State, the Rt Hon Speaker and all principal officers of the Cross River State House of Assembly demanding the unconditional release of Comrade Agba Jalingo.” The statement said.