A group from Cross River state was in Abuja to protest the ceding of the Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon

The Cross River State Political Network (CRISPON), were in Abuja yesterday to protest the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroon.

Members of the group were at the Radio House, where the office of the Minister of Information is located, and a few metres from venue of the National Awards ceremony, to press home their demands.

The members carried placards with inscriptions like: “The Ceding of Bakassi is Unconstitutional,” “Give Us Bakassi Please,” “Federal Government Appeal Bakassi Case,” among others.

The Director-General of CRISPON, Michael Nku Abuo, said the group came to Abuja to stage a peaceful protest in order to put pressure on Federal Government to revisit the Bakassi case at the International Court of Justice (ICC).

“Because on 10th of October 2012,, it will be the deadline and we may not have opportunity to revisit the case again. The ceding will be a breach on the fundamental human rights of Bakassi people which is against the chater of the United Nations and which is also against the constitution of Nigeria especially Sections 2, 8 and 12,” he said.

Abuo, who said the group had protested at the Cross River State House of Assembly and Governor’s Office, also said that CRISPON will take the protest to the National Assembly tomorrow (Tuesday).

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