Obasanjo is a demagogue, a threat to democracy, says Group – calls on his arrest, prosecution

by Ajuma Edwina Ameh
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The Federal Government has been called upon by the Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative, (COGGACI), to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that he is a threat to Democracy.


The group also described the former president’s actions as a “subtle incitement and misleading of members of the public.”


Leading the coalition during a protest match to the Federal Ministry of Justice, on Wednesday in Abuja, the National Coordinator, Comrade Okpoku Ogenyi, explained that the call became necessary following the recent letter which the former President Obasanjo wrote to President Buhari.


According to Ogenyi, Obasanjo is collaborating with some individuals and groups to course mayhem during and after the election, hence the reason for the call of his arrest.


“Today Obasanjo raised some critical issues, but are not critical. He raised issues that abuse and disabuse the minds of Nigeria especially the gullible.


“So today we are here to demand the immediate arrest of president Olusegun Obasanjo. He should be arrested and properly rehabilitated. He is against the common Nigerian,” he stated.


Receiving the coalition on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Solicitor General of the Federation, Dayo Akpata, assured that the letter presented by the protested will be studied and treated accordingly.

The Group Wednesday said the former leader’s rhetoric is dangerous for democracy.

Protest against Obasanjo

However, findings by Persecond revealed that the protest may have been sponsored by the All Progressive Party (APC), as some of the protesters were seen with APC support Identity cards.


Persecond recalls that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had in an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” to President Mohammedu Buhari, alleged that the president was acting like a former military dictator, Late Gen. Sani Abacha.


“Buhari has intimidated and harassed the private sector, attacked the National Assembly and now unconstitutionally and recklessly attacked and intimidated the Judiciary to cow them to submission.


“Buhari’s scheme bears eloquent testimony to this road similar to Abacha, whom he has praised to high heavens and as an arch-supporter and beneficiary from Abacha, he has seen nothing wrong done by him.


“Buhari’s henchmen are working round the clock in cahoots with security and election officials to perfect their plan by computing results right from the ward to local government, state and national levels to allot him what will look like a landslide victory irrespective of the true situation for a candidate who might have carried out by proxy presidential debate and campaigns.”


“We are monitoring them and we call on all democrats across the world to keep an eye on the unfolding anti-democratic agenda of President Muhammed Buhari,” The former president wrote.



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