Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, has urged the federal government to free Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser, from custody if a court of competent jurisdiction has ordered his release.
Kalu said Dasuki’s further detention by security agents after the court order does not bode well for Nigeria’s democracy as it meant the rule of law is neglected, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The former governor insisted that all orders issued by existing and properly constituted courts in accordance with the constitution must be obeyed to ensure that the country’s democracy remains sacrosanct.
According to him,
because the various tiers of government, individuals and corporate entities have no respect for the decisions of the courts, “we are making many unlawful things possible.
“If a court issues an order that Sambo Dasuki be released, it should be obeyed.
“If we Nigerians genuinely want democracy to endure, we should learn how to respect the laws of the land.
“The law of the land is our constitution and any pronouncement made by the court based on the constitution should be obeyed.”