Senator Shehu Sani has identified 15 problems that are threatening Nigeria’s democracy.
In a post on his Facebook page, the lawmaker from Kaduna state listed 15 issues that he feels have affected the country’s democratic process.
See the list below:
1. Mass killings in the North Central and North West of Nigeria.
2. Increasing spate of Insurgents guerrilla attacks in the North East; the abductions and the plight of the abducted.
3. Violations of freedom of speech and increasing intolerance to contrary political views, peaceful dissent and peaceful protest.
4. Onslaught against the parliament and parliamentarians perceived as opposition.
5. Religious bigotry and rise of ethnic nationalism.
6. Disobedience to Court orders and resistance to rule of law on the altar of political exigencies.
7. Unaddressed perception of nepotism and favoritism.
8. Timidity of the major opposition party and disorderliness of the ruling party.
9. Public perception of credibility and moral problems of members of the parliament over corruption issues and patented as self-serving.
9B. Public perception of a tyrannical and autocratic president contemptuous of democratic values, surrounded by a vicious cabal.
10. Arbitrariness and increasing lawlessness of security agencies.
11. Docile and pliant civil society.
12. A deodorant and Insecticide style anti-corruption crusade.
13. Compromised and subservient states assemblies and emperor Governors operating above the laws.
14. A dubious national objection to Hate speech that shields people in Position of power and targets ordinary Nigerians.
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15. The prominence of the rabid political and economic interest and ambitions of the political elites over the peace and unity of the country.
It will be recalled that the senator representing Kaduna Central, on Tuesday, May 14, disclosed that the Senate’s adherence to court order on Senator Ovie Omo-agege was a step away from tyranny and desecration of democracy in the country.
NAIJ.com gathered that Sani in a tweet said Senate’s adherence to court order would challenge the executives and all security agencies to also respect all court orders pending before them.
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