June 12: Kogi Is Not North Korea, Stop Acting Like Emperor — PDP Tells Yahaya Bello
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The Peoples Democratic Party National Youths Frontier (PDPNYF), Comrade Austin Usman Okai, has condemned the threats issued by the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, to citizens who plan to stage a protest on Saturday.
Okai, in a statement released on Friday, said such a comment is not fitting for a democratically elected government but rather characteristic of totalitarian states.
He described protest as the vehicle through which Nigeria’s democracy was made possible hence it must not be stopped for any reason.
Okai called on men of ‘good consciousness and reason’ to prevail on the governor to allow protesters to continue with their protests in Kogi state like other states in the country.
It read, “The statement attributed to the special adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello, threatening law-abiding Kogites with repercussion if they dare protest against insecurity, worsening economy and maladministration on June 12 democracy day is not fitting for a democratically elected government – such a statement is the defining characteristic of totalitarian states like North Korea and China.