The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has called on the Federal Government to apply the stiffest penalty on Indonesia over the humiliating treatment of a Nigerian diplomat by the Indonesian security officials.
Prince Secondus, who expressed deep discontent on the matter, charged the Nigerian government to apply no constraints in responding to the unprovoked and unwarranted manhandling of the Nigerian diplomat.
Secondus, in a statement by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, said that no Nigerian should receive such dehumanizing treatment more so to a diplomat, who enjoys some privileges while on duty to any country.
He said every reasonable step should be taken including recalling Nigeria Ambassador to Indonesia and/or the expulsion of their ambassador here if adequate remorse and commensurate punishment is not meted out to those Indonesian officials.
Prince Secondus expressed sadness that under the reign of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria has been debased and her nationals flagrantly insulted and humiliated abroad.
“This needless insults on Nigerians must stop, I know that APC misrule has helped to aggravate this unfortunate development, but we must protect our humanity in the comity of nations,” he said.
The PDP National Chairman said that this ugly development is a fallout of the internal handling of rule of law in Nigeria by the ruling government, which has blatantly done things that are not within the purview of decency and law.
Secondus said that the dignity of Nigerians abroad must be reestablished using the Indonesia case as an example to other nations harbouring any phobia against Nigerians, pointing out that the World is watching to see how Nigeria handles Indonesia assault on her.