Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has condemned the search carried out on the home of elderstatesman, Chief Edwin Clark.
4 police males yesterday stormed the Abuja home of Clark and carried out an unauthorized search.
In a assertion launched this afternoon, Saraki mentioned the search of the previous Minister who is very vocal in expressing his views, is a threat to our democracy. Learn his assertion under
The unwarranted harassment of Chief Edwin Clark, who is recognized for being very vocal in expressing his views on nationwide points, at a time when the nation is making ready for elections doesn’t replicate nicely on the nation. Such actions represent a threat to democracy.
Chief Clark, who is additionally a Second Republic Senator and former minister beneath the Basic Gowon administration is not above the legislation. If there is a real purpose for his home to be searched by legislation enforcement companies, no one will object to it. Nevertheless, because it seems now, for the Police to conduct a raid on the home of a man of that age on the pretence that they have been in search of arms and ultimately — the declare turned out to be a hoax — signifies that one thing is amiss.
These actions symbolize a gross abuse of state establishments.
Now that the Inspector Basic of Police has denied that the raid was by no means approved, the following transfer must be a thorough, clear investigation into the Senator Edwin Clark incident to forestall future reoccurrences.
These varieties of ugly developments should cease. This nation skilled a peaceable change in 2015 as a result of the federal government in energy allowed democracy to work. If the federal government had allowed the flagrant abuse and misuse of state establishments to be the norm, we might not have had the change that occurred.
Democracy is not solely about elections. Circumstances that may create rigidity in any half of the nation or make folks really feel that their basic human rights are being trampled upon must be prevented.
If a man of the caliber and standing of Senator Edwin Clark can endure such an unwarranted raid on his home, then what is going to occur to unusual Nigerians as we transfer in the direction of the 2019 polls and past?