Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said that it is now clear that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is poised to abolish democracy in the country, calling on the international community to come out and speak against such move.
Afenifere speaking though its spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, in reaction to the treasonable offence slammed on anybody engaging in street protest by the Inspector General of Police, noting that the police chief had declared the country as being under a dictator.
According to him, President Buhari as then General, engaged in protest on Abuja street under President Gooluck Jonathan and nobody accused him of terrorism act, wondering why such proclamation should now be made.
“It is clear now that they want to abolish democracy completely, how can you say in democracy embarking on protest amounts to terrorism?
“Under Jonathan, President Buhari held protest together with some people on Abuja street, Jonathan didn’t charge them for terrorism act,” he recalled.
“Nigerians should wake up to the fact that we are now virtually in dictatorship, now that any protest is considered act of terrorism,” he said.
“The force, therefore, warns the organisers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathisers of the group ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria’ to, in their own interest, steer clear of any such planned protest, demonstration, acts of incitement and proposed “revolution”, as the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any individual or group engaged or found participating in the above planned criminal act.
“Parents and guardians are therefore enjoined to impress on their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used in whatever form by any person or group of persons to cause breach of law and order in the country.
“The police will work with other law-enforcement agencies and positive-minded Nigerians to protect, defend and secure our public peace and space.”