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Sule Iko-Sami, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC has adjudged the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as the most democratic Nigerian government.
Iko-Sami made this claim while addressing the arrest of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today on Monday.
Mr Sowore was arrested on New Year’s eve for leading a protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja against bad governance in the country.
Addressing the arrest and other complaints of tyranny by the Buhari government, Iko-Sami said a comparison between the government and the sixteen years of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP since Nigeria started democracy showed that there is no government which has projected democracy as much as Buhari.
“There is no government since the inception of democracy that has elevated democracy more than the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I don’t want to talk about the other issues of legalities or of other people that have violated the law and are facing the wrath of the law or they are in court, that is actually for court to decide and such cases are there for the legal representative of such people to talk about but then it is in court so we can’t be having such conversation.
“But I can tell you, (rating a democratic government is in) electioneering, two is the way they go openly to protest, rallies and the third one is the way people are allowed to come to the media and express their views on the good and the bad and mistakes of the government which every government should be able to make some mistakes as well. So that is the way you will be able to assess a democratic government.
“But I can tell you this government has been more democratic that the previous PDP. This is a government that has been far more democratic than most government we have had since 1999.”
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