Buhari media chat a disappointment – Delta group
A Delta State based group, Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (FHRACC) has described President Muhammadu media chat as disappointing.
The group in a communique by its National President Barr. Alaowei Cleric said the chat brought to mind subjugation particularly the President playing the role of judge in the ongoing anti corruption war.
FHRACC said Buhari has passed judgement to selected few, adding that there is no law that denies anybody standing trial bail.
Cleric said ” President Buhari’s first media chat is disappointing. It brings to mind misery and subjugation of popular will particularly his resolved to be a judge in the anti corruption war. Those accused of corruption particularly some select people have already been convicted by Mr President. ‘
“He is now exercising the functions of the judiciary by passing an executive judgment against some alleged corrupt individuals standing trial. There is no law in Nigeria that denied Dasuki and any body standing corruption trial bail. Also in the case of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as far as our judicial system is concerned, bail is the discretion of the court no matter the gravity of the offense.
“If Buhari is not satisfied with the courts decisions, let him order the prosecuting agencies to file an appeal against the verdicts. It is not in his position to decide who to be granted bail and who not to be granted bail. That is the exclusive function of the judiciary. He should be guided with the principles of separation of power enshrined in the Constitution, 1999 (as amended).
“His postures clearly showed that he has no respect for the constitution. His answer to the IPOB’s protests in the South East is provocative, scornful and it smack of total disregard to provisions of the constitution which seeks to balance the Federal appointments among the six geopolitical zones. Mr President cannot expect the Igbos to feel being part of his Government when he denied them of sensitive positions in his Government in gross violation of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) particularly under section 14 of the Constitution.
“His media chat in all, gives no hope in sight to the growing economic challenges the Country is facing as he failed to answer so many critical questions. The only good thing we can get from the chat is his condemnation of the impending financial recklessness in National Assembly although to failed to tell Nigerians the truth about the alleged N18b he is planning to service the Villa in 2016 in the face of the growing hardship in the land”.