Buhari Regrets Orubebe’s Absence At Democracy Lecture
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday faulted the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for not inviting a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsay Orubebe, to the 2018 Democracy Day Lecture.
Recall that the said Orubebe had during the release of the result of the 2015 presidential election, disrupted the process.
The former minister halted proceeding for about 30 minutes while also accusing former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega of being biased.
Orubebe was one of the agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the National Collation Centre in Abuja
At Monday’s event, President Buhari said organisers of the programme should have invited Orubebe to be part of the event so as to listen to the lecture delivered by Prof. Jega.
Jega delivered a lecture titled “Peace building and good governance for sustainable development in Nigeria” as part of activities to mark the 2018 Democracy Day.
Jega during the lecture raised alarm that there are dangers sign over the 2019 general elections.
He noted that party violence witnessed in the just concluded congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) portend great danger.
He said if political parties cannot observe internal democracy and conduct peaceful congresses, it is a dangerous sign over what would happen in the general elections.
Besides, he lamented increasing hate speeches by the political actors, opinion and religious leaders which he said are capable of sparking violence.
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