The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, says the military are still a threat to Nigeria’s fledgling democracy saying coup was still possible in the country.
Ekweremadu made this submission on Wednesday at the plenary when Senator Ahmed Ogembe (Kogi Central) alleged Gov. Yahaya Bello of causing him harm by disrupting his empowerment programme and intimidating him, an allegation Senator Dino Melaye also shared.
The Deputy Senate President, who claimed he had been in Ogembe and Melaye’s shoe cautioned the executive arm of government against oppressive tendencies, saying the country’s democracy could be truncated by military coup.
He said, “Sometimes in life, people think they are God. They play God because people have given them opportunity to superintend over the affairs of men. So, they think that they became what they are by their special power and assume God. But ultimately, God intervenes to show them that they are not God.
“So, the problem in Nigeria now is that our democracy is receding, and the international community needs to know this.
“Who says that the Army cannot take over in Nigeria? It is possible. So, let us not joke with our democracy, especially with the way they going.”