June 15 2020 | Radio Biafra
A publication by Vanguard on Saturday June 13, titled “Twenty-One Years Of Democracy: Rule Of Law Suffering In Nigeria, SANs Lament” is something commendable, even though it came a little too late.
Vanguard went on to interview some of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria who fearlessly spoke that the judiciary in Nigeria is not just comatose, but serving a jail term inflicted upon her by the APC led Federal Government of Nigeria.
Before now, it is only the lone voice of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that has been calling out the APC government on their numerous atrocities against the people trapped in Nigeria. He is the only voice speaking against the killings of Christians in Nigeria. To say that it is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that spurred these senior lawyers to speak up against the impunity of APC government will not be seen as out of place.
According to Vanguard, the Senior lawyers ‘maintained that the country is yet to adopt or practice true constitutional democracy.’ This means that Nigeria has even jettisoned the terrible 1999 constitution, to rule without a constitution.
One of the SANs according to vanguard went further to suggest ‘a return to a modified parliamentary system as a way forward, insisting that it will serve better in terms of development and Rule of law.’
According to the lawyer, “The presidential system which we claim to practice has come with a baggage of impunity which impacts negatively on infrastructural development and Rule of Law.
“Without any hesitation, a return to a modified parliamentary system will serve us better in terms of development and Rule of law. “Under the present system, the Executive and most especially, the Governors have become demigods who don’t feel accountable to any authority unlike parliamentary system.” said Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN).
“As Nigeria marks another democracy day. I will say that we have never had it this rough. That is not to say that there is no hope or light at the end of the tunnel. “The biggest problem Nigeria has faced in the past five years is that of poor leadership, particularly at the highest Executive level where the government has failed all its promises to the Nigerian citizenry.
“Journalists have been arrested and detained with constant clamp down of the social media. People are afraid to speak out. People are sleep-walking, the government appears clueless, rudderless and out of ideas. The only idea is how to borrow and borrow money from China that is gradually taking over the Nigerian economy,” Barrister Ozekhome added.
On his part, a constitutional lawyer, Mr. Mohammed Abeny, has this to say: “The judiciary has suffered lots of travails under the present administration. The rule of law will only thrive where there is true constitutional democracy.”
The outbursts of the above Senior Advocates of Nigeria have shown that what Nnamdi Kanu is doing is working positively. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has tried awakening Nigerians to rise up to challenge the impunity of the Federal government of Nigeria. And not allow themselves to be slaughtered and raped by a government that is in love with the terrorists herdsmen.
I wish that the religious leaders would emulate these lawyers and rise up to the occasion by adding their voice to call for an end to the extermination of Christians in Nigeria.
The Nigeria judiciary must be encouraged to speak more and act more, so as to protect the people from the cabals that have perfected plans to destroy them.
Source: The Biafra Herald
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media