The on-going trial of the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki has sparked a protest in Enugu State.
Ekweremadu and Senate President Bukola Saraki are being tried for alleged forgery of the rules of the eighth Senate.His supports, thousands of them, according to Daily Post, have locked down Enugu alleging persecution of their leader.
The protesters were at Awgu, in Enugu west senatorial zone, asking that President Muhammadu Buhari must stop the persecution of their son.
Chief Ike Ekweremadu wrote to the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), the United States and the United Kingdom informing them that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to truncate his country’s democracy.
Parts of the letter read: “You may further wish to judge for yourself whether this unfolding scenario, coupled with the clampdown on the opposition, such as targeted arrests and indefinite detention of opposition figures and dissenting voices in spite of court pronouncements and in clear violation of the Nigerian constitution, as well as the sustained marginalisation of the south-east and south-south geopolitical zones of Nigeria, do not constitute a grave danger to the nation’s hard-won democracy.