Former Oyo SSG Urges Buhari To Give Room For Separation Of Powers
Former Secretary to Oyo State Government, Barr. Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow separation of powers take its course under this present administration, warning the president to stop undue interference in the functions of the other arms of governments.
Alli while reacting to yesterday’s invasion of houses of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, advised Buhari to have a rethink on how to relate with his perceived enemies in government.
He declared that it will be wrong for Buhari to think that other people will think the way he thinks.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in a statement on Tuesday warned that such actions such as blocking of Saraki’s convoy and invasion of Ekweremadu’s house “could lead to the collapse of Nigeria’s nascent democracy”.
He said, “I warned President Muhammadu Buhari against dictatorial tendencies that could lead to the collapse of Nigeria’s nascent democracy. Certain Senators were the points of target to prevent them from performing their legislative duties.
Alli, a former Chairman, Odu’a Investment Company Limited alleged that, “The police, apparently acting on the instruction from above, were said to have barricaded the road leading to the Senate President house and some other senators, thereby preventing them entry into the chambers of the house. However, the senators managed to sneak in and did what the executive had preempted and was trying to prevent but which eventually happened”.
He then cautioned the APC led administration against undue harassment of people or a group having a change of thoughts about their ‘inept government.’
“It is share political naivety on the part of Buhari to think that sensible people will sing along with him, this song that may lead Nigeria to perdition.
“Where separation of power has lost its value, then democracy should go to sleep, what happened at the Senate calls for sober reflection for every democrat in the country.
“Buhari should be properly tutored to understand that in a democracy, everybody cannot be working on the same page with him, it is quite different from a military dictatorship where Oga is always right”.