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HURIWA Condemns Buhari’s Continued Detention of Nnamdi Kanu After Court Order

Kayode Sesan

Angered by the persistent disrespect of various orders of the courts of competent jurisdiction directing President Muhammadu Buhari to free unconditionally and immediately leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, from the detention facility of the Department of State Services (DSS),  the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria  (HURIWA) has criticised President Buhari for dragging Nigeria back to the military dictatorship.

It warned him that his plot to institutionalise totalitarianism would be actively resisted.
HURIWA,  a pro-democracy non-governmental organisation, also carpeted the National Assembly and the national leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association  (NBA) for do nothing while President Buhari flagrantly violates subsisting and binding court orders.

In a statement signed jointly by its National Coordinator,  Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said the silence of strategic stakeholders to the consistent rape of the constitution by President Buhari is disgraceful and reprehensible just as the group said it was heroic that the judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja reportedly stayed away from an illegal arraignment of Kanu by the federal government on treasonable felony charges when in fact President Buhari has committed high treason by refusing to obey a clear and binding order of the Federal High Court.

HURIWA said: “ President Buhari stands absolutely condemned for his shameful act of disrespect of the court system which is granted the constitutional judicial powers of the federation.  This show of shame will have adverse consequences on the international image of Nigeria because civilised people around the world would view Nigeria as a Banana Republic whereby the political leadership have no regard whatsoever to the rule of law.”


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