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Senate Summons AGF Over Buhari’s Executive Order


Senate on Wednesday summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami over controversial Executive Order No. 006 and the other Executive Orders which have been issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The AGF is expected to appear before the Senate in plenary session to justify signing the Executive order by Mr. President.

This was as a result of the motion sponsored by Senator David Umar.

The lawmakers while speaking on the motion said the orders were issued in clear usurpation of the lawmaking functions of the National Assembly.

Senate in It resolutions  also urged the federal government to urgently empanel a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate all cases of human rights abuse allegedly committed by the Police, the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the course of discharging their duties with a view to identifying the culprits and victims and offering redress where necessary.

Leading debate on the motion, Umaru said Nigeria’s democratic credentials have become questionable as a result of the alarming cases of alleged state-inspired human rights violations and consistent constitutional infractions perpetrated by agencies of government.

He said allegations abound that the executive has not only consistently violated the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens particularly the rights to dignity of human person and right to personal liberty but also infringed on the Constitution in several ways.

However,  there some  Senators across party line clash over the motion,  while some kicked against the motion some of the senators said the motion is in order.

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