Melaye sues Gbajabiamila over Vaccination bill
A former senator from Kogi state, Dino Melaye has dragged speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to court over a bill which seeks compulsory vaccination for every Nigerian child against some infectious diseases.
In the suit filed at the federal high court in Abuja on Monday, the former senator sought the protection of his fundamental rights over the infectious diseases control bill.
He is seeking the enforcement of his rights to “the dignity of person, personal liberty, right to private and family life, right to freedom of movement and right to own immovable property in Nigeria” which he argues the bill threatens.
Melaye, who announced the court action via Twitter, described the proposed law as a “wicked bill.”
See tweet below:
I have just filed a court action against the Speaker and House of Representatives on the wicked bill initiated by Hon Femi Gbajabiamila this morning at the Federal High Court Abuja. We shall overcome. pic.twitter.com/HCcVQQQO5i
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) May 4, 2020