Senator Shehu Sani has said that the activities of government in respect to Sowore’s case is a very good example of how not to run democracy, saying it is a very good example of how Nigeria’s democracy has failed, maintaining that All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn’t have been in power without protests.
He said that Sowore had been given the order for release by the court and the government continued to flout the order. He said that it was a phase in the nation’s history and also pointing to the fact that Peoples hope that democracy would usher in justice and equity was not true because there must be vigilant existence and struggle. He said that what was happening to Sowore was not new because it had happened to Asari Dokubo, Dr. Frederick Fasehun and Gani Adam’s but they were triumphant at the end of the day.
While speaking on Thursday during a programme, a conversation on the shrinking media and civic spacein Nigeria, tagged “Keeping Power In Check”,the lawmaker said that all those who were involved in the persecution of others, it would be a question of time before it would come to them, maintaining that autocracy or totalitarianism was like a tiger, which when it had finished with its enemies would go to it’s own friends, stressing that it was really the danger in supporting evil.
He said that those who were pillars of struggle and those that led the strugglehad been through the phase and it was important for those in power to understand and appreciatethat they were products of protests, without protests Nigeria would not have exited military regime to democracy and without protests, All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn’t have been in power.
He wondered how those who rode to power withstanding injustice should be those that would fight against justice and rule of law.