The spokesman of the PDP presidential campaign council, Buba Galadima, has raised an alarm that Nigeria is in trouble because President Muhammadu Buhari has both the judiciary and National Assembly “completely under his armpit and pocket.”
Galadima, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Galadima was reacting to claims that some “friends of this government” are trying to manipulate cases in court. He said:
“This government is intimidating the judiciary. You have heard in the social and print media of certain friends of this government visiting judges, trying to mold their opinion on the cases before them.”
Galadima also said the reason President Buhari failed to assent his signature to the Electoral Reform Bill was to alloy the election be rigged in his favour. He called for a separation of power among the three tiers of government. Galadima said:
“situation whereby the President has absolute control over the nation’s legislative and judicial arm of government portrays a dangerous signal for democracy.
“We have the head of a government who believes that he will first accuse you and it will be your duty to prove yourself innocent.
“There is no place, no country in the world where you are accused and you prove yourself innocent. The President has consistently stood on this promise and now that he has the complete judiciary under his armpit and the National Assembly inside the pocket, we Nigerians are in trouble.”