“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.~ Edmund Burke
The state of the Nation has drawn concerns from the citizens and world at large as The Punch takes a lead against the tyrannical and despotic nature of the ruling political class with regards to President Muhammadu Buhari over human rights and our democracy.
The unfolding saga over Omoyele Sowore’s travails despite the court orders granting him bail but was ignored irrespective of the 125 days in captivity is an exemplar of the illegal incarceration. Unruliness of the SSS isn’t farfetched.
Same fate has been suffered by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki amongst others held in detention since 2015 in defiance of several court orders, including one by the ECOWAS appellate court.
While recalling Buhari’s military junta in 1984/1985, The Punch conveyed a crystal message that “PUNCH will not adopt the self-defeating attitude of many Nigerians looking the other way after each violation of rights and attacks on the citizens, the courts, the press and civic society, including self-determination groups lawfully exercising their inalienable rights to peaceful dissent”.