Buhari Govt Applauds Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Position To Monitor Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has lauded the Apex Igbo cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on their decision to formulate a legal team to supervise the trial of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami issued a statement where he maintained that Ohanaeze’s decision is the best to make as it is a constitutional one.
Part of the statement read: “The group showed a mature departure from the mindset of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra when Ohanaeze said they do not support the use of any form of violence while channeling concerns and presenting demands”
“Hence, with or without the so-called monitoring group, justice will be adequately served to Nnamdi Kanu in compliance with the enshrined provisions of the law.”
In other news, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, urged President, Muhammadu Buhari to revoke the candidacy of Ms. Lauretta Onochie as national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Following the controversy that Ms. Lauretta Onochie is a staunch member of the APC, several calls have been made to the presidency to withdraw Onochie from the list of available candidates.
Wike said: “For goodness sake, the nomination and desperation of President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled National Assembly to foist an invalid Ms. Lauretta Onochie on Nigerians as INEC’s national Commissioner is a bad omen for our democracy.
“By any standards, the most fundamental consideration against the appointment of an electoral umpire in a democracy is the likelihood of bias, which in this case, is heavily weighted against Ms. Onochie, as a notorious and repulsively partisan dye-in-the-wool member of the APC.