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Nigerian government moving towards authoritarianism – Senator Sani

Senator Sani representing Kaduna central has lamented the growing anti-people policies of government in Nigeria.Senator Sani is concerned that the policies of government in Nigeria are growing authoritarianIn a brief statement on his social media accounts late on Friday, March 3, Sani said the banning of processions by Nigerians and other policies of government are a clear indication that the government is slipping towards authoritarianism.READ ALSO:Igbo Presidency: Obasanjoexplains what he said about 2019 presidential electionHe also noted that the refusal of government to obey court orders and itspreventing the gathering of people in an assembly as provided by law are other signs of authoritarianism.Although Sani did not mention the nameof the President Muhammadu Buhari in his statement nor state if he was also referring to state governments who havedone some of these things, the present administration has been accused of some of the policies Sani complained about.Sani’s words comes just about 24 hoursafter Governor Aminu Masari of Katsinastate signed anorder banning any form of unlawful assembly of peoplein any part of the state.The ban was announced on Thursday, March 2 in Katsina in a statement signed by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media Abdu Labaran.The statement read in part:”Gov. Masarideclared that, any assembly of two or more persons in any part of Katsina state is hereby banned.‘’The assembly by whatever name; whether the people are armed or any of its members is armed with any dangerous instrument which is likely to cause death or bodily injury is banned.”

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