I am sick to my stomach that our Vice President, His. Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, a Seasoned Lawyer, a Former Attorney General, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Pastor who swore to defend the constitution is mute about the violation of the rule of law, our constitution and the fundamental rights of two Humans, beyond sick.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, our Judges, the National Judicial Council, our Constitutional Lawyers, the National Assembly and the Press continue to let our Attorney General (AG) and the Department of State Services (DSS) make a mockery of and belittle the Temple of Justice, I weep for Nigeria.
I spoke at length about the Attorney General (AG) because he should know better, he is supposed to be our Chief Law Officer and the Legal Adviser to the Executive. It’s time to put the focus on our President who gives the orders but pretends not to interfere in our judicial process.
I am going to quote one of my favorite Presidents of all time “Theodore Roosevelt”, he said this when he was President “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant about him than about anyone else”.
His. Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari implicated himself on national television in his only media chat with Nigerians. Our President said “ Sambo Dasuki will not be released on bail because of the enormity of his crimes”. Who made President Buhari Judge and Jury?
Our President’s statement and the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky by his administration amounts to abuse of power and gross misconduct, which are both impeachable offenses.
Our President was part of an ECOWAS Presidential delegation that went into Gambia twice a few months ago to help uphold that nation’s constitution and democracy meanwhile he continues to violate ours. After our President is impeached, he should be made to face our Courts, the ECOWAS Court and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read in full at Pulse