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Analyst defends Fayose on threats to democracy

05 April 2016, 20:25Emeka Okonkwo

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 our nation.”

Also read: WATCH: Fayose, Aluko reconcile

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 national interest.”

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 society.

“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 security.” 

- CAJ News


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