Nigeria’s Democracy is Under Siege – Senator Ike Ekweremadu

imageSenator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, addressed a “Mayday” letter to the international community stating that the incumbent government is “rubbishing” the country’s democracy.

The senate leadership is currently facing trial at the Abuja Federal High Court for alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate Standing Rules with two other people. Dr. Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu were recently granted bail, alongside the two accused persons.

The letter from Senator Ike Ekweremadu was addressed to the United Nations, United Kingdom, European Union, United States Congress and various international bodies.

The senator claimed that the National Assembly is being ridiculed by the Buhari led administration in a letter captioned “Re: Trumped up charges against the presiding officers of the eighth senate: Nigerian democracy is in grave danger”.

He attached copies of relevant documents to the letter exonerating the senate leadership of the accusation they are currently being tried for, and asked the international community to judge. The senator claimed that the Federal Government is witch hunting him through the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) because he is highest ranked member of the opposition party, PDP currently in government.

He further explained that the rule of law has not been duly adhered to as the police have not called himself or the senate president for questioning.