We dont know or work with Tunde Bakare, we want Mallam Lamido Sanusi sacked

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By Josef Iorakpen-Ishu, Abuja
SAVE Nigeria Group (SNG) yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately sack the Central Bank Governor (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, for what it described as ‘gross abuse of office.’
SNG said Sanusi should be sacked and prosecuted for illegal diversion of public funds, reckless utterances, questionable justification of the Boko Haram activities and provocative promotion of ethnic and religious division in Nigeria.
The group also dissociated itself from the 2011 vice presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, as it described him as ‘an impostor.’
Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, SNG’s National
Co-ordinator, Benebat Ezeagu, alleged that Bakare was using the name of the group to institute legal action against the Federal Government without any knowledge of the trustees of the group.
Ezeagu described the CBN governor’s  action as extra-budgetary spending, misconduct and official excesses.
‘The most provocative of his reckless actions is his questionable diversion of a whopping N100 million from CBN as a donation to the government of his state of origin, Kano State.’
SNG claimed that apart from the illegality of the N100 million donation and the diversion of public fund under his custody, Sanusi’s  action is provocative, divisive and unacceptable.
‘In fact, the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended (Section 81) and the CBN Act do not authorise the CBN governor to personally give out public money without appropriation and authorization.’
According to SNG, by these allegations, Sanusi has desecrated the sanctity of his office as a public servant and has violated the laws of the land, while manifesting regrettable ethnic and religious bias in the discharge of his duties as the CBN governor.
Culled: The moment

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