Sowore, Dasuki: Don’t Judge APC Government With DSS Mistakes, Senator Bamidele Urges Nigerians

The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Opeyemi Bamidele has described the release of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and the leader of “RevolutionNow,” Omoyele Sowore from detention, as a testimony to the fact that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, respect judiciary.

Bamidele, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, who noted that their release affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s ardent belief in the judiciary as the bastion of democracy and the rule of law.

While lauding the Federal Government’s position on the issue, Bamidele, in a telephone conversation with journalists in Ado Ekiti appealed to Nigerians not to capitalise on the mistake committed by Department of State Security (DSS) to pass comments that could diminish the APC government’s enormous respect for the judicial arm.

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Bamidele  also commended the Attorney General (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), for acting promptly by giving the aptest advice in tandem with public opinion and agitations of Nigerians on the dragged and contentious issue.

“It is trite that the rule of law is the bedrock of any democracy. It is the fulcrum on which democracy hangs, and survives, and no nation can joke with it.

“APC was circumspect of this fact and had been aligning itself with this reality, both in actions and policies. The fact that President Buhari, through the instrumentality of the Attorney General, acted swiftly to correct the embarrassment caused by overzealous DSS operatives, who invaded a sitting court to arrest Sowore, vividly confirmed that the APC believes in the rule of law and the sanctity of the temple of justice.

Expressing his excitement over the move made by the and the Minister of Justice, leading to their release, Bamidele said FG’s gesture would go a long way in further establishing the fact that Nigeria is not a pariah state.

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“When leaders venerate the Judiciary, it deepens democracy and tames tendencies for anarchical actions that could truncate the system.

“It was in line with that tenet to strengthen the judiciary and the rule of law, that the FG, through the office of the Attorney General of the federation, took over Sowore’s case from DSS and some other corruption cases from EFCC. “

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