President Muhammadu Buhari declares open 58th Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference 2018 held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. POTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUGUST 26 2018

A former minister in Nigeria warned on Saturday that democracy was “dead” in his country, citing the pending arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria on corruption charges on Monday.

Mr Kayode, a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, listed prominent Nigerians who remain in custody as the 2019 presidential election approaches, arguing that they were being framed by the Buhari administration.

“This is all part of a well-crafted script. The bitter truth is that democracy is dead in Nigeria. If anyone thinks that Buhari intends to leave power this year or anytime in the near future they need to think again,” he said in a brief statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C.

He added: Deji Adeyanju in custody and being framed with murder, Dino Melaye in custody and being framed with attempted murder, Doyin Okupe in custody and being framed with corruption, Sambo Dasuki in custody and being framed with corruption, Ibrahim Ek Zak Zaky in custody and being framed with murder.

 “Nnamdi Kanu in exile and being framed with treason.

“Meanwhile the Chief Justice of the Federation has been added to the list. Buhari has directed that he should vacate his seat and prepare for arraignment on criminal charges on monday”.

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