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Tambuwal: What we’ve now is ‘prison-yard democracy’

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to reject what he describes as ‘prison-yard democracy’ as represented by the recent alleged high-handedness by some security agencies against democratic institutions in the country.

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The governor in a statement yesterday condemned the recent happenings in Benue State and Abuja, where security agencies reportedly meddled in the affairs of Benue State House of Assembly and the National Assembly.

There are strong indications that Tambuwal would dump the APC for PDP today amidst speculations that he would also vie for the presidency.

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“It is unfortunate for Nigerians to endure the growling nightmare occasioned by deprivation of most things that democracy should provide,” he said.

He said that legitimate political choices and movements, including cross-carpeting, were part of a democratic enterprise.

“If they (Nigerians) are now accustomed to the pangs of hunger, unemployment, shabby infrastructure, poor healthcare and general hopelessness, they should, in the interest of democracy and the youths, stand against anything that has the potential of robbing them of their inalienable rights to live and make choices as free citizens,” he said.

 

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