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No country deserves a Buhari as President —Rights Activist

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Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, as well as the National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC), Barrister Inibehe Effiong has lamented what he termed “the agony of having a man like [Muhammadu] Buhari as President”.

Taking to his twitter handle on Thursday, Barr. Effiong lamented that it is a tragedy to have a man like Buhari as President.

His lamentation stems from the recent expression of shock by President Buhari that violence and killings are on the increase.

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Inibehe Effiong

The president also expressed surprise that the terrorist organisation, Boko Haram, is still in existence and wreaking havoc years after the federal government declared that the militant group has been decimated.

Tweeting his disgust out, the human rights activist wrote:

 

“No country deserves the agony of having a man like Buhari as President. This is tragedy. We’ve to live with it till 2023.

“When the leader of a country expresses shock at his own incompetence, it means that citizens are in trouble.”

See tweet below:

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Hon. Justice A. O. Faji will on Friday, 31st January, 2020 deliver judgment in a lawsuit brought against President Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation by Effiong.

The suit is bordered on the constitutionality and legality of Buhari’s refusal to hand over power to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, during his “private visit” to the United Kingdom in April 2019.

Speaking on the forthcoming judgement, Effiong said:

“I do not know what the court will decide. But I am confident that tomorrow’s judgment will have far reaching implications for Nigeria’s constitutional democracy and the rule of law.

“I believe that the sacred role of the judiciary as the Guardian of the Constitution will be reshaped, one way or the other by this case.”

The young lawyer has been very vocal in criticising the governance style of Buhari who he helped bring into power ion 2015 following the ouster of former President Goodluck Jonathan.


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