Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is threatening the judiciary to execute the plans of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The former president made the statement in Abuja at an occasion to mark the 70th birthday of a former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Josephine Anenih.
According to Obasanjo, public institutions like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, and Ministry of Justice were being used to attack the opposition.
His words: “The use of intimidation, violence and physical attacks have started in some states.
“It is understood that judges are already being intimidated so as to prepare them to do the ruling party’s bidding in election petitions,” he said.
Speaking further, Obasanjo said, “For me, that after almost 20 years of the beginning of the present dispensation, it has not been derailed, is enough a development in progress, even though there are many unpalatable practices and dangerous signs that have shown their ugly heads, which is the strongest indication that our democracy is alive,” he stated.
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