Fayose Blasts Buhari For ‘Unlawful Incarceration’ Of Sambo Dasuki

Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, has again
taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari by
calling him a dictator.
Governor Ayodele Fayose and the Sultan of Sokoto,
Sa’Ad Abubakar.
Premium Times reports that the governor said this on
Friday, November 20, while receiving the Sultan of
Sokoto, Sa’Ad Abubakar in Ado-Ekiti.
Speaking with the monarch, Fayose bared his mind on
some national concerns, particularly “the unlawful
incarceration” of Sambo Dasuki, a former National
Security Adviser (NSA).
“President Buhari has proved me right by my claims
before the election that Nigeria is in the making of a
dictator if he is voted into power.
“By choosing which orders of the court to be obeyed,
the president has exhibited great disdain and disrespect
to the judiciary as an independent arm of government
and as the last hope of a common man,” he said.
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According to Fayose, the continuous siege on Dasuki’s
residence against a valid court order is a clear
manifestation of fundamental human right abuse.
The governor regretted that prominent Nigerians who
were supposed to raise their voices against such
injustice were keeping silent. He also noted that
Buhari’s action was a setback in the history of Nigeria.
“If the president flouts court orders with impunity,
judicial independence will be fatally compromised and
Nigeria’s embryonic democracy is in great danger.
“Of more importance and concern is the blackmail,
intimidation and subtle harassment of lawyers and
judges by the Buhari administration in an attempt to
have innocent men convicted at all cost.
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“The president has left nobody in doubt that the former
NSA cannot get a fair hearing. While we must all stand
against corruption it must be pursued within the
dictates of the law,” he said.
Fayose took the opportunity to call on the international
community to support the deployment of independent
human rights observers to monitor Dasuki’s trial. He
also advised the president to honour his promise to
follow due process and the rule of law.
Earlier this week, the governor took part in the grand
finale of the Peoples Democratic Party rally for its Kogi
state governorship candidate, Capt. Idris Wada.
Speaking at the event, Fyose likened the administration
of President Buhari to that of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,
a former president of Nigeria, in which the rule of law
was not respected.