Crackdown on judiciary, threat to democracy –PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State has urged Nigerians to resist attempts by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to scuttle the nation’s democracy.

The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Ini Ememobong, on Monday in Uyo, described the arrest of judges by the Department of State Services as “burglary and kidnapping.”

According to him, if Nigerians and professional bodies did not defend democracy and the judiciary, democracy will be threatened to its roots.

He said, “For us as PDP in Akwa Ibom State, as people and as individuals, we must rise to defend this democracy. This democracy was hard won; we would strive to defend it. Therefore, I urge everybody to ensure that the judiciary as an arm of government is not left undefended.

“It is most shameful that a professor of law is the Vice- President at the time this is happening.  Even in the height of Abacha’s regime, such a thing never happened.

“This same thing only happened when the incumbent President ruled this country as a military head of state. President Muhammadu Buhari should know that this country is ruled by law and as Nigerians, we would defend those laws and democracy with all we have.”

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