President Buhari Is A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Coalition Of Civil Society Groups

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Civil societies and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have threatened to protest the alleged witch-hunt against Senate President of the 8th National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki, calling President Buhari a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

The coalition of civil society groups and NANS were reacting to the issued arrest warrant for Saraki instituted by Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged falsification in his assets declaration.

The Director-General of Heritage Centre, Dr. Katch Ononuju and NANS President, Tijani Usman, who issued the threat at a press briefing on Saturday evening in Abuja, said it was political vendetta against the Saraki by those he called political ‘cabals.’

Ononuju said, “The President makes appointments and does not refer them to the Senate for confirmation because he does not like the leadership there. Our democracy is under threat and that is why we are talking to Nigerians. ‎Since President Muhammadu Buhari took over, everything is going down. We are calling on the Chief Justice of Nigeria to protect the integrity of the courts by ensuring that injunctions are respected. We are to march to every embassy to tell them that our democracy is under threat.

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“The President lacks the political will to fight corruption. We are very worried with the ‎turn out of things. The action by the Senate to appoint its own leadership is the reason behind this witch-hunt. Accidents have been arranged for senators who supported Saraki.

“The DSS has been used to trail senators. The current CCB should not exist. The current leadership came into office in 2010 and their tenure ought to have elapsed in April 2015. The power that seeks to undermine our democracy and the Senate is gaining the upper hand. I sincerely want corruption to be fought headlong, but we do not want a return to the days of Olusegun Obasanjo, where arrests where targeted,” he added.

-Culled from Punch

See Also: Breaking News: Court Orders Police IG, Solomon Arase, To Arrest Saraki


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