Senator Shehu Sani admonishes President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid being accused of rights violations – Sani, a rights activist, also reminds Buhari that Nigerians are not known to defend their presidents after office – The former senator’s advice comes as some Nigerians recently protested against the government The immediate past representative of Kaduna central district at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid those provoking his government into rights violations. The advice from Sani came at the heels of the protests by some young Nigerians some of whom have been arrested and were recently arraigned.
“The president must avoid leaving behind a poisonous legacy of rights violations no matter the temptation, provocation and instigation by those encouraging it.
“Nigerians don’t have the culture and history of defending the actions of their presidents when they leave office,” Sani said in a terse message he posted on social media.
The President must avoid leaving behind a poisonous legacy of rights violations no matter the temptation,provocation & instigation by those encouraging it.Nigerians don’t have the culture & history of defending the actions of their Presidents When they leave office.— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) August 7, 2019
Naijabasic earlier reported how Sani condemned the attack on protesters by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security operatives in Lagos on Monday, August 5. Sani while reacting to the #RevolutionNow protests organised by the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, said Nigeria’s democracy is on crutches.
According to the human rights activist and former lawmaker, the rough treatment of protesters in the hands of the security agencies undermines the values and principles of our democracy.
Also, elder statesman, Professor Wole Soyinka, recently accused the Buhari administration of acting like that of former draconian military ruler late General Sani Abacha. Soyinka made this comparison on Sunday, August 4 in a statement sent to Premium Times by the professor.