…Calls on visiting Merkel to help save Nigeria’s democracy
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to help prevail on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to adhere to the rule of law and respect the fundamental human rights of Nigerians as part of her engagements during her visit.
Frank said this has become necessary to save the country’s democracy and also stem the growing tide of intimidation in the country.
In a statement in Abuja on Thursday Frank said: “I sincerely believe that if you intercede, the rule of law will be adhered to and human rights respected and will go a long way to strengthen our democracy, guarantee freedom of expression, association, assembly and prevent the rising gale of intimidation, harassment, arrests and illegal detention in the country”, he said.
He also said that the visit of the German Chancellor at this auspicious moment will to a large extent help the visitor to see the living condition of Nigerians and the slow pace of infrastructural development in the country under the present administration.
“I am happy that you have already spoken out about ongoing impunity in the country and I want to urge you to reinforce that message during your conversations with President Buhari and members of his cabinet”, he said.