June 12: Reps minority caucus decries crackdown on protesters
The lawmakers say the crackdown had 'exposed the anti-democratic proclivities of the present administration, which has continued to worsen'.
ADVERTISEMENTThe minority caucus of the House of Representatives has condemned the crackdown on some Nigerians protesting across the country.PREMIUM TIMES had reported violentcrackdownon protesters in some cities across the country.As part of activities to mark June 12, Nigerians across the country protested against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Some protesters are beingsponsoredto undermine the protests.The government had last week banned Twitter, a move that appears to be part of a wider crackdown on the digital rights of Nigerians.CondemnationThe caucus, in a statement by its leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta), on Saturday, expressed concerns over the use of force on protesters.
“The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives is disturbed by the hostility of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government towards Nigerians protesting in commemoration of June 12 Democracy Day.“The show of brute hostility and violent assault on Nigerians by the security forces is condemnable, unjustifiable and at total variance with fundamental democratic ethos of freedom of expression as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution (as amended). headtopics.com
“As lawmakers, our caucus is disturbed that such violation of human rights and inexcusable assault on the foundation of democracy could happen even on a day set aside by the government to celebrate democracy in the country,” the statement said. Read more: Premium Times »
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