PRESIDENTIAL aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kabiru Turaki, SAN, has condemned what he described as the brutal attack on the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and the law-abiding citizens of the state who were trying to exercise their fundamental right of freedom of association in a peaceful manner.
He said: “Imagine a governor who has constitutional immunity and is also supposed to be the Chief Security Officer of his state being brutalized by security officers.
“His security details are being withdrawn while moving into his official residence is being restricted. What then is the hope of the ordinary Nigerian?”
This attitude, he said, is consistent with the continued intimidation and harassment of leaders of the opposition party, the PDP especially.
“The chicken has come home to roost with the government baring its fangs in Ado Ekiti in its desperation to win Saturday’s governorship election by hook or by crook.
“Obviously, the upcoming governorship election in Osun State and the 2019 General Elections, and indeed, Nigeria’s democracy face serious danger unless men and women of goodwill with the support of the International community rise to defend constitutional rule in Nigeria.”