The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) hereby strongly warns the outgoing Federal Government of Nigeria and the country’s security agencies that nothing untoward must happen to the presumed winners of the 2023 Presidential Poll, Mr.
Peter Obi and his Deputy, Mr. Datti Ahmed, and the Poll’s runner-up, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, and other democracy defenders or activists.
The Nigerian security agencies and their commanders must refrain from being used by the outgoing Buhari/Osinbajo Government of Nigeria to falsely or criminally label and molest defenseless Nigerians including the named political actors and democracy activists.
They must refocus their attention on their stewardship and public accountability over their deeds and misdeeds in the past eight years.
Nigerians had expected the Nigerian Minister of Information to be busy with coordination of the inter-ministerial, parastatals, and departments’ handover accountability especially since 29th May 2023 is much around the corner.
Therefore, Peter Obi, Datti Ahmed, and Atiku Abubakar must be protected at all times by the security operatives to enable them to attend to and conclude their cases before the PEPT. Nigeria must avoid being going up in unquenchable flames.
For: International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law
Emeka Umeagbalasi (Criminologist)
Board Chair @ Intersociety
Head, Contacts and Mobilization Department @ Intersociety
Ndidiamaka Chinaza Bernard Esquire
Head, International Justice and Human Rights @ Intersociety