Pro-democracy group, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) on Friday dismissed as laughable and fraudulent a protest purportedly carried out by its members with CLO bearing placards to challenge the on-going move by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest Dame Patience Jonathan for the purpose of bringing her to account.
CLO, in an expression of angst over the matter said the protesters were not and could not be members of the CLO.
In a statement released on Friday, and signed by its president, Uche Wisdom Durueke, the CLO stated that its leadership had become aware of “a recent protest where certain individuals, in order to cause mischief, carried placards bearing CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATIONS,” adding, “those individuals are not members of the CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION.”
The statement assured “the bona fide members of the organization and the public that CLO will not condescend so low to embark on such an infantile protest.”
In addition to disassociating itself from the protest, the CLO promised to take steps to expose those who have been impersonating its membership and causing embarrassment to the organization.