In my own opinion, It is obvious that Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC, are threatened by what Saraki might become if he defects to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Why was the police used in doing the bidding of powerful interests simply because APC members want to defect to another party? I see this as tyranny. He would have eventually honoured their invitation but the big question remains: why involve the police? Why did they block his convoy?
Miss Miriam Victor TV presenter
Saraki doesn’t enjoy immunity in the face of the law. He is not among the officers protected by the constitution from prosecution while in office. If Saraki had committed an offence, the police have the right to invite him for proper questioning. His life is not more precious than the life of those killed during the bank robbery. He has no immunity under the law, he is bound to answer his charges even though you may think that it was a political persecution.
Miss Ada Opara Fashion designer
The police don’t have any right to stop him from exercising his freedom of movement. If there was an arrest warrant they should have escorted him to the station on grounds that he refused to honour their invitation. If a court ordered him to be placed under house arrest, they have the right to execute the order. Apart from that, what they did was wrong and illegal.
Mr. Chukwuma Umakor Musician
The police have the right to arrest anybody. Based on the invitation sent to the Senate President, Mr. Saraki asking him to come to the police headquarters to answer some charge against him at 8am, those police officers were not right to have blocked his convoy. They had already extended an invitation and he had not failed to show up at the time they stopped his convoy.
Mr. Pascal John Businessman
He was invited to appear before the Force Intelligence Response Team due to the five-gang members that were arrested for robbing a bank, killing 33 innocent people. They confessed that they are Saraki’s political thugs. No one is above the law and I can’t see any reason why his convoy shouldn’t be blocked by the police after he was warned about the failure to accept the invitation.
William Ighodar, Writer
It is very wrong. No one is above the law, but the police should have waited for him to report himself to their office. His office as the number three citizen should have been respected. What the police did was an abuse of power. The office of the Senate President should be respected under any circumstances. Unfortunately the office is being rediculed because of selfish interest of a few Nigerians. We have to say no to it.
Beke Chiwendu Financial Analyst
By Bose Adelaja, Ebun Sessou & Abasifiok Johnson, Opara Victoria