Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate President on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, said the possibility of the military taking over power in Nigeria cannot be totally ruled out.
Ahmed Ogembe, a senator representing Kogi central during plenary, while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Ekweremadu said Nigeria’s democracy was receding.
Ogembe, In his motion, had alleged that Yahaya Bello, the Kogi State governor, sponsored thugs to disrupt an empowerment programme he organized for members of his constituents.
Reacting, Ekweremadu said such incident indicated that efforts must be made to protect Nigeria’s democracy.
He also warned Bello that “the road he is travelling will not lead him anywhere”.
According to the deputy senate president, “You will recall that sometime last year when they wanted to recall Dino I advised the governor that they are wasting the resources of that state, that it is mission impossible.
“They took three pages of the newspaper abusing me. Are we still hearing the recall today? Money has been wasted. Money that has been used to pay salaries of people in Kogi state was used to mobilise people to recall senator Dino yet those people have not been paid and Dino is still here.
“So today I am advising the governor again, that road he is travelling will not lead him to anywhere. Ultimately, these people he is seeing here will be back here and he will leave office.
“If he doesn’t stop, there is no how he will come back in 2019, never, no he will not. God will show him that he is a God of justice and this is a message to all those people who have caused all kinds of problem in Nigeria at different level. The problem in Nigeria is that our democracy is receding. Who says army cannot take over, let us not joke with our democracy that is the issue.
“The house of a senator was destroyed in Kaduna state, we are talking about Kwankwaso who was stopped from going to his state where he ruled for eight years. In Kaduna, Shehu Sani cannot organise a meeting and we are about a democracy? The international community needs to know this because they helped us install democracy.”