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Buhari: 90 Days Of Rudderless, Sectional Govt – Group

Posted: Sep 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka


A human rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), based in Onitsha has added its voice in condemnation of what it called ‘lop-sided 90 days President Muhammadu Buhari governance of Nigeria’.

In a statement in Onitsha by the Chairman, Emeka Umeagbalsi, the group said that it had carried out a comprehensive assessment of the President’s 90 days in office to predict the country’s future in the next four years” but has been unhappy with what was on the ground.

According to the statement, the assessment, which cut across critical areas, was not necessarily to assess achievements recorded in these areas but “to locate the presence or absence of foundational governance or policy directions (if any) towards them”, that is, the President’s personality disposition and his administrative conducts and composition which are fundamental yardsticks that will determine his success or failure in office.

Its critical findings, it said, following its in-depth assessment clearly indicated that “the Buhari’s government is a government grossly lacking direction and solid democratic foundation, and as such, the country is on its way back to the cave”.

It lamented that the President has no clearly and constitutionally defined governance foundation and direction.

It added that till date, “President Buhari is constitution-phobia and military decree-friendly.

“This is clearly evident in most, if not all his appointments and policy decisions made so far. Most of them are unknown to the 1999 Constitution, which totally governs the country’s constitutional democracy”, the statement said.

Besides, it continued “the Buhari administration is also popularly believed to have laid its foundation on “government of media propaganda, for confusion of Nigerian masses, and by false governance alarmists”.

For this reason, it believed the president did not seem to be a statesman “who builds, binds and facilitates peaceful co-existence leading to social harmony and integration, which in turn, lead to national economic prosperity and greatness”.