Punch Newspapers Embarks on Protest Against Dictator Buhari, Labels Him ‘Major General’
Nigeria’s Punch newspapers says it will now address President Muhammadu Buhari’s with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s in all its publications in protest against the rising disregard for the rule of law by his administration.
In a blistering editorial entitled ‘Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand’, on Wednesday, the newspaper said it will also refer to the Buhari administration as a regime until it purges itself of ”contempt for the rule of law”.
”As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law,” it said.
The Buhari regime has come under fire for its disregard for the rule of law and attack on freedom of expression in Nigeria.
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