A former legislator representing Central Kaduna in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, said the charges filed against the editor of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari contradict the philosophy of progressivism promoted by the All Progressive Congress (APC). )
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Sani said the country’s democracy is hampered by the growing culture of intolerance of opposing opinions.
According to the APC chief, the president’s desire to build and leave an anti-corruption legacy should not be cited in the “human rights cemetery. Sani, however, appealed to President Buhari to withdraw charges of money laundering and treacherous crime filed against Sowore.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The Sowore trial is unnecessary and unnecessary. It would only further stain the human rights record of this administration and diminish and damage the moral position of our country,” Sani said, according to the Nation.
“There is a climate of fear, intimidation, and intolerance in the country, and this contradicts the philosophy of progressivism that the ruling establishment intends. A growing state culture of intolerance endangers the Nation’s democracy to dissent and opposing opinions.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The president’s desire to build and leave behind a legacy and an anti-corruption tower should not be cited in the human rights cemetery. If the ruling establishment relies on its moral position and support base, it should defeat Sowore with excellent ideas and not persecute him.
“Sowore’s charges amount to the electrocution of freedom. The Democratic credentials of any elected government are not merely about the legitimacy of its mandate, but about the degree of tolerance for dissent and its compliance with the fundamental principles of freedom.
“I appeal to the Federal Government to withdraw the charges filed against Sowore. Our democracy is becoming habitable and inhospitable to its ideal content. When a state equals dissent with disloyalty, it progressively decomposes under the weight of its courtiers.”