Oyet accuse governors of playing a role in shrinking political space
Political space at the states is worse compared to the national level, Nathaniel Oyet, First Deputy Speaker – Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly has claimed.
Oyet accused the governors of acting outside the law adding that state bosses have refused to incorporate the peace agreement into the local laws.
“Why should our civil societies who are not even armed be in exile?” posed Oyet.
“We have managed to abolish the student societies from our universities. They don’t think for themselves anymore because they will be followed. Even professors cannot write objectively.”
There have been reports of harassment, arrests and detention of members of opposition parties when carrying out party activities at the states.
Oyet’s position was supported by Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia Lomuro, who accused some governors of dismissing state officials without following proper procedures.
“We should respect all the parties to the agreement in the different offices at different levels of government. We should open a political space in the country so that these parties would go about their businesses implementing the agreement and establishing themselves” Oyet stressed.