From Jibrin Miachi, Kaduna
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna state chapter has condemned the present democratic ethos under the leadership of President Muhamodu Buharii and called on concerned Nigerians to rise up in action towards protecting democracy in the country.
Speaking at stakeholders meeting yesterday, the state chairman, Hon. Hassan Hyett in his remarks, sighted several cases that were manipulated by the ruling government against the interest of opposing parties. Of particular concern was the Supreme Court judgement over the Imo governorship election which was decided against the governor in favour of a number four contestant in the race and described the judgement as unfortunate.
Likened the development in the present administration with what obtained in the days of late General Abacha Government, the visibly disturbed party chieftain said for the interest of Nigerian, Nigerians and democracy “we are calling on Nigerians to rise up in action in defence of the constitution of Nigerian.”
Hyett regretted that the constitution of Nigerian is being violated by the present administration and demanded “let every sincere concerned Nigerian should rise up to confront the glaring ongoing injustice in the country.
He regretted that unlike in the past practice of democracy, you could see that the present national assembly is completely in the pocket of the president. The citizens are no longer walking freely as they are being harassed and intimidated.
Similarly, the judges are no longer working as is expected of them because they are not free to perform their functions. They are being subjected to harassment and intimidation too.
The meeting which took place at the party office featured former senators among others including those of them that served in the administration under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan.