The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, has lashed out at the Senate for describing Ibrahim Idris as the enemy of democracy.
The inspector-general of police, Idris, has shunned the invitation of the Senate three times, prompting them to condemn him.
Daily Independent reports that Sagay noted that the police chief sent a deputy inspector-general to meet with the Senate when he was invited.
He said the action of senators visiting their colleagues who were under trial was the real abandonment of democracy.
He said: “Absolutely not! I don’t think the IGP has constituted himself as enemy of our democracy”.
“It is the conduct of the Senate that constitutes danger to democracy because of the way they frequently abandon their constitutional responsibilities and move en masse to engage in solidarity visits to their individual members who are undergoing trial in hospitals or other places. That is an indication of abandonment of democracy” .
“They have regularly abused their rights under this democracy and have demonstrated that they are not sufficiently mature to operate in liberal democracy. That is what I have seen."
Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Senate declared the Police IG Ibrahim Idris an enemy of democracy following his refusal to honour an invitation to appear before the upper chamber for a third time.
The lawmakers during plenary on Wednesday, May 9, said Idris is not fit to hold public office in Nigeria and abroad.
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The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, made the declaration after the Senate emerged from a closed door session where it deliberated on the non-appearance of the police boss.
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