Eletiofe Atiku Accuses Buhari Regime Of Trampling Upon Press Freedom

Atiku Accuses Buhari Regime Of Trampling Upon Press Freedom

-

- Advertisment -

Atiku Abubakar,  a former Presidential aspirant and a former Vice-President on Monday accused the Buhari-led administration of trampling upon the freedom of the press.

Atiku made the allegation in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle, @atiku, in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day.

He noted that when the people’s voice is repressed in a democracy, it would bring about disconnection between them and the government.

The former Vice President said in a situation like that, good governance is compromised, and the effects of bad governance begin to assume more significant manifestations.

Atiku wrote, “The celebration of World Press Freedom Day suggests a twin notion of an independent media and freedom of expression, which is enshrined as a fundamental human right.

“These two notions have been acknowledged to be indispensable in the working of democracy. A democracy without press freedom is like having fanciful machinery without an energy source to power it.

“And just as our experience in Nigeria, especially in the past few years has shown, democracy becomes an immobile concept when press freedom and freedom of expression are trampled upon.

“The ability of the media to report stories without fears of clampdown and intimidation and the ability of the people to freely express their thoughts responsibly has come under persistent haemorrhage by the current administration in Nigeria.

“When the voice of the people is repressed in a democracy, the natural tendency is a disconnect between the people and government. In such a situation, good governance is compromised, and the effects of bad governance begin to assume more significant manifestations.”

While congratulating the Nigerian press on the milestone it had attained over the years, especially in the enthronement of democracy in the country, Atiku urged the media to continue to be the pathfinder in the quest for a more prosperous and progressive nation.

Latest news

The Best Way to Get a VR Workout (That’s Also Fun)

You’ve probably heard that VR headsets can be used to get a decent workout. It might even be...

Geology Students Did Fieldwork During Covid—With Video Games

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.If you decide to...

The Wondrous, Tedious Ocean of Subnautica: Below Zero

A spacecraft hurtles towards an inhospitable alien planet, crash-landing on a freezing tundra. I escape from the wreckage, nearly...

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Just Kicked In

At the beginning of the year, WhatsApp took the seemingly mundane step of updating its terms of use...
- Advertisement -

Understanding the Anatomy of Vaporizers – All You Need to Know!!

This way, you know how to clean and maintain your device and enjoy the vaping experience to its fullest....

New Mask Guidance, Shots for Teens, and More Coronavirus News

The CDC issues new guidance for people who are vaccinated, young teens start getting shots, and the pandemic rages...

Must read

The Best Way to Get a VR Workout (That’s Also Fun)

You’ve probably heard that VR headsets can be used...

Geology Students Did Fieldwork During Covid—With Video Games

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you