Nigeria’ s Democracy in danger, says Yakassai (ThisDay)

Nigeria’ s Democracy in danger, says Yakassai (ThisDay)

Elder statesman and former Liaison Officer to former President Shehu Shagari, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has expressed fears that the manner of interventions in political matters by security operatives is endangering democracy in Nigeria. Yakassai, who had repeatedly expressed concern about how security operatives were getting involved in the democratic process, feared that partisanship among security personnel could harm the country’s democracy. Speaking with ThisDay in a telephone interview on the unfolding events at the National Assembly where DSS operatives prevented lawmakers from accessing the National Assembly premises, the 92-year- old politician said he suspected that President Muhammadu Buhari might be privy to the siege to the parliament. “For now, my suspicion is whether that is the reason why President Buhari went to London for two weeks; whether it is the beginning of a coup d’etat. Either in full swing or by installment. Read more

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