Sowore: Buhari, APC constituting threat to democracy in Nigeria – Group

METRO PLUS

Many feared dead as explosion rocks Benue community [PHOTOS]

Scores have been reportedly killed in a fuel tanker explosion at the Amoke village of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State.

Osun: One dead, children, others injured as masquerades attack Muslims

At least, one person has been confirmed dead while about 12 persons, including children sustained gunshot injuries in a clash that ensued...

4 confirmed dead after car hit six pedestrians in Yola

Four pedestrians have been confirmed dead and two others injured after a car hit them around the Adamawa State capital, Yola.

Two rescued, 12 abducted in Kaduna community

Kaduna Police Command has rescued two persons, while 12 others were abducted by bandits in Kachia local government area of Kaduna State.

Man sets in-law’s house ablaze in Jigawa

A 40-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa has set his in-law’s house ablaze at Kuzoyara village, Birniwa local Government area of Jigawa State.

An NGO, Advocacy for Advancement of Peace and Harmony in Africa Initiative (ADAPHAI) has reacted to the Friday invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, saying such desecration of an open court signals threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

The group maintained that the political class, by this development showed that it has learnt nothing about tenets of democracy in the last two decades of civil administration, as it berated President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the incident.

ADAPHAI, in a press statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Sulaimon Suberu, a copy of which was sent to Tribunepoint Weeklyon Monday added that Buhari and APC by their body languages see nothing wrong with such “democratic infraction “.

It averred that the temerity displayed by operatives of DSS to invade an open court and behave in a manner that could cause serious chaos within the court premises suggests the level of incivility that has eaten deep into the fabric of Nigeria’s security architecture.

The group further lashed out at the secret agency, saying the organisation lacks decency and professional standard, citing the revelation of Sowore’s counsel, Mr Femi Galena, and the press release signed by DSS’s spokesperson, Dr Peter Ifunnaya on what transpired in the court on Friday.

ADAPHAI said: ” While DSS has not come out to refute Falana’s claim on how the presiding judge summoned the head of the team that invaded the open court, in which the fellow was said to have apologised, the subsequent narrative of the agency, which was signed by its spokesperson utterly confused every discerning Nigerian, and portray the secret agency in a very bad light.

“We are indeed taken aback by the desperate efforts to rationalize and justify the unfortunate incident of Friday by the presidency and of course DSS, despite the video that has gone viral globally and with attendant bashing and odium it continued to elicit.

“Also, the reaction of the United States Department of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, warning the Nigerian government on Omoyele Sowore and against any move that could undermine democracy is instructive as it is pathetic.

“As an organisation with the mandate to propagate peace and non-violent culture in Africa, we are worried by the spate of this democratic infraction and flagrant disrespect to rule of law by APC-led government and it’s agencies, which regrettably threatens National peace and cohesion.

“This turn of events, obviously becoming disheartening and disappointing, considering the image this present government created for itself at the inception of this dispensation”.

The group has also appealed to international and regional organisations of democratic inclinations to intervene and caution President Buhari against Human Rights violations and actions that threaten rule of law and democratic governance.

It observed that Nigeria, being the biggest factor in Africa deserves special attention from leading democratic nations as well as international organisations.

Sign up to FREE email alerts from Tribunepoint Weekly - Daily News

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

- Advertisement -

Read Also

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Buhari’s assent to PIB lack of respect for Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate amendment of the new Petroleum Industry Act Bill recently approved by President...

‘He was in good health, great spirits’ – Saraki reacts to death of Ibrahim Mantu

Immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death of Ibrahim Mantu, a former Deputy Senate...

Buhari mourns ex-Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, joining the Plateau State Government and indigenes...

Anambra 2021: Soludo remains APGA Guber candidate – Ex-CBN boss’ spokesman, Pauly Onyeka insists

The camp of former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor Prof. Charles Soludo, has rubbished the recent court orders declaring Chuma Umeoji...

Kwara APC crisis: Parallel congresses imminent on Saturday

There are strong indications that parallel congresses will be held by the two major warring factions of the All Progressives Congress in...