Abuja - Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, has
received backing for his outspoken stance on the alleged disregard of the rule
of law by the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fayose has incurred the wrath of some members of the
ruling party, with Ekiti State APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, quoted
as labeling him “a threat to national security.”
A sociopolitical analyst, Jude Ndukwe, nonetheless
defended the governor.
“People like Fayose can never be a threat to governance;
they can only be a threat to dictatorship,” said Ndukwe.
He bemoaned some indicators of dictatorship under the
President Muhammadu Buhari and APC’s administration.
“In a democracy where the Akwa Ibom State government
house was invaded by security agents with much bravado and recalcitrance,
claiming to have found a cache of arms and stockpiles of dollars there without
any evidence to show for it till tomorrow, is the real threat to democracy and
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Ndukwe added, “A situation where Mr Kayode Are, former
Director-General of the DSS, and his family, were forcefully and violently
evicted by men of the DSS under the leadership of Lawal Daura despite a
subsisting court order to the contrary, is the real threat to our democracy and
He said a country where court orders were flagrantly
disobeyed and bails granted by competent courts of our land are denied the
beneficiaries contrary to the rule of law and the norm in a democracy just
because the president and his security agents wished so, was the real threat to
“Fayose is not,” said Ndukwe.
He lamented the harassment of judges and argued the
crusade against opposition mostly targeted the opposition.
Ndukwe said since the new administration secured power in
2015, elections conducted had their results continuously and deliberately declared
inconclusive as a strategy of attempting to manipulate the process to favour
the APC and their candidates.
'‘This is what is threatening our national
- CAJ News