Senate President, Bukola Saraki has urged President Buhari to direct the discharge of political activist, Deji Adeyanju and make sure that his basic human rights should not repeatedly abused by the Police, as a result of in response to him, the case is extra political than judicial.
Saraki in a press release signed by his Particular Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu famous that the Adeyanju case is presenting the current administration in unhealthy mild as a authorities that’s illiberal of criticism and suppressing views of the opposition. He said scenario the place Adeyanju was arrested after main a protest in Abuja and varied costs have been filed towards him whereas he was re-arrested after being given bail by a courtroom indicated a deliberate try and get him out of circulation.
The Senate President mentioned the stories on the Adeyanju case is giving the administration a nasty identify and indicating that dictatorial tendencies have gotten rife in a democratic nation.
“The way in which the matter has been dealt with and the final resolution of the Justice of the Peace Courtroom to remand the younger man in jail until after the conclusion of the 2019 Polls has offered our democracy in unhealthy mild. We are actually wanting like a rustic that has receded to the interval of army rule.
The President must intervene to search out out whether or not the present travail of Deji Adeyanju has something to do together with his continuously expressed viewpoints towards the Federal Authorities and why his arrest after main a protest has now ignited all the assorted costs being filed towards him and if it was true that the fees for which he has been remanded in jail until February had truly being adjudicated upon by the Excessive Courtroom.
It ought to be famous that previous to the approaching to workplace of this authorities, these of us in opposition, the APC, freely criticized the Goodluck Jonathan authorities and flayed their actions and statements with none try by the administration to stifle opposing views. This administration which benefitted from such open market place of concepts, which is a key tenet of a democratic regime, can’t supply something much less to our folks.
At this level, President Buhari mustn’t enable the excesses and over-zealousness of some safety brokers to provide his authorities a nasty identify and that’s the reason I feel he ought to intrude and let the world know the reality about this case. It’s apparent that this case is solely political and never about any judicial motion. I additionally name on all human rights safety teams to wade into this matter and guarantee we don’t watch helplessly because the rights of a citizen is being trampled upon”, Saraki said.