Former Deputy Nationwide Publicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned in sturdy phrases the continuing police siege on Senator Dino Melaye’s home, ostensibly to arrest him and hold him out of circulation forward of the 2019 polls.
Frank in a press release in Abuja, described the invasion as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s newest technique to forcefully incarcerate vocal members of the opposition with a purpose to pave manner for APC’s victory within the forthcoming polls.
He famous that having seen defeat observing them ,they’re now in a panic and determined mode to cling to energy in any respect price. He insisted that resorting to unlawful arrest and incarceration of main opposition figures within the nation is a terror tactic already activated by the Buhari administration to drive opposition underground.
Based on him, the invasion of Senator Melaye’s home and the disconnection of his public utilities – energy and water – quantities to visiting terror on an harmless Nigerian by a state funded safety group. “That is condemnable and unacceptable in a democracy.”
Frank mentioned: “Earlier within the lifetime of this dictatorial administration, brokers of the Division of State Companies (DSS) forcefully gained entrance into the residence of some Judicial Officers within the midnight, all within the identify of anti-corruption campaign.
“The Nigerian police has now taken this impunity a notch greater by disconnecting water and energy provide from the Home of a Federal legislator for no justifiable trigger. That is the second time the police would besiege Melaye’s home beneath the current Inspector Normal of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Land dispute: Youths desert Anambra neighborhood, homes destroyed “We should all condemn this terrorist act being visited on a Nigerian citizen.
Right this moment it’s Melaye. Tomorrow it may be you or me. No one is protected on this nation any extra. When you escape being mowed down by criminals and outlaws due to the shortcoming of safety forces to guard the individuals, the identical safety forces will come after you by breaking your home and disrupting your water and energy provide, all within the identify of attempting to arrest you to face spurious costs.
“We all know that no particular person will be above the legal guidelines of a society, however when lawful businesses themselves break the regulation by turning themselves into political devices of vendetta towards perceived opposition figures, then they’re invariably making ready grounds for chaos and anarchy to resign.
“They’re doing this as a result of they don’t need the 2019 elections to carry. They worry defeat and they’re seeing defeat. They need to scuttle the elections and blame it on unrest and insecurity.
“Is it for nothing that the army which might be battling to carry their very own towards Boko Haram insurgents within the northeast with out success, just lately introduced that they may begin Operation Python Dance (operation intimidate opposition and rig elections for Buhari and APC) all through your entire states of the federation in January?
“Is it for nothing that the police, whose over 100 of its personnel deployed to struggle Boko Haram alongside the army within the Northeast just lately abdicated their responsibility posts? But they’ve sufficient personnel to put siege on Melaye’s home with a vow to remain there till they ship him to jail.
“They just lately delivered Deji Adeyanju to jail. Now they’re after Melaye. I’m conscious of their plans to additionally arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, Prince Uche Secondus, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, ex-Vice President and presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and all people who matter within the opposition’s hierarchy within the nation on trumped up costs.
“That is the time for all males of excellent conscience to rise and communicate towards democratic demagoguery now in full bloom within the nation beneath Buhari. The materials of our nation are being torn aside and we can’t afford to stay silent whereas our nation is being ravaged by flames ignited by a failed administration.
“I additionally urge the worldwide neighborhood to notice the unlawful use of the nation’s safety to crackdown on opposition figures by the current administration. I dare say that no quantity of intimidation, arrest and persecution will cease Nigerians from voting out Buhari within the coming election.
‘What number of opposition politicians police and troopers go kill?’ “I hereby name on the worldwide neighborhood to prevail on President Buhari to withdraw the police from Melaye’s home and free Deji Adeyanju as a result of we’re in democracy and never a army junta,” he acknowledged.
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