Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and other relevant agencies to witch-hunt and intimidate other opponents.
Obasanjo alleged that some judges are already being intimidated and to prepare them to do the biding of the ruling party, in petitions that would arise from next year’s election.
He disclosed this at a colloquium in Abuja to mark the 70th birthday anniversary of Josephine Anenih, former minister for Women Affairs and Social Development.
The former President also described the situation as a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
He said: “Some institutions created for normal administration and dispensation of Justice, like the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Ministry of Justice are being directed to witch-hunt and pursue political opponents can only undermine survival of democracy.
“The use of intimidation, violence and physical attacks have started in some States.
“It is understood that judges are already being intimidated so as to prepare them to do the ruling party’s bidding in election petitions.
“All there are visible in today’s practise of democracy in Nigeria.”