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Politics isn’t madness, Northerners ask Atiku to be silent

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Some Northerners have angrily reacted to the position of the former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate at the last poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the roles played by the Nigeria Police in aborting and arresting the protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Saturday, February 13.

Atiku Abubakar has been asked to remain silent and not heat up the already tensed polity. 

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The Nigerian politician posited that the 1999 Nigerian constitution, as amended (Section 40) guarantees the right of citizens to peaceful protest. The courts have also affirmed that right. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable and stands condemned.

“The 1999 Nigerian constitution, as amended (Section 40) guarantees the right of citizens to peaceful protest. The courts have also affirmed that right. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable and stands condemned.

“It is the security agents’ responsibility to provide a secured conducive environment for citizens to protest peaceably in line with constitutional provisions and the African Charter on Human rights”, Atiku wrote on Facebook. 

This however infuriated some of his northern brothers as his post attracted their reactions. 

“With all due respect sir if you can’t calm the situation, please remain silent. Politics is not madness we should be our brothers keepers”, Noordeen Yeldu posted. 

“We know you are their sponsor Oga Atiku… But you would have said this trash to America during capitol protest…”, Mohammed Bala Banki also stated. 

 

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