The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has called on President Buhari to act immediately to stop the ongoing reign of impunity by security agencies under his administration.
IYC’s President, Eric Omare, stated this in a statement on Sunday while reacting to the desecration of the hallowed temple of justice by the agents of the federal government who made attempts to rearrested Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, and Olawale Bakare, an activist, at the federal high court in Abuja less than 24 hours after they were released on the orders of the court.
Reacting to the development, the IYC expressed worried that the Presidency is mute in the face of this sacrilege on the judiciary.
According to IYC, Nigeria is fast sliding into a state of lawlessness under the watchful eyes of President Buhari, a worrisome development which they said gives the impression that these acts of impunity has the blessings of Mr. President.
“It is on record that the Buhari administration has one of the worst records of disobedience of court orders and desecration of the judiciary.
“The latest of this act of impunity is the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division presided over by Justice Ojukwu to forcefully arrest Sowore. We strongly condemn this act of impunity by security agencies under the Buhari administration.
“The IYC is worried that the Presidency is mute in the face of this sacrilege on the judiciary.
“It would be recalled that when the DSS carried out similar act of impunity by invading the National Assembly when Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was the Acting President, the then Acting President promptly acted by sacking the then Director General of the DSS and brought some level of sanity into the security architecture.
“However, we are shocked that a worst act of impunity was carried out under the watch of President Buhari and Mr. President has decided to keep mute. This is a worrisome development and gives the impression that these acts of impunity has the blessings of Mr. President.
“Consequently, we call on President Buhari to quickly act to stop the ongoing impunity by security agencies against the rule of law and desecration of the judiciary.
“Nigeria is fast sliding into a state of lawlessness under the watchful eyes of President Buhari and he must act now to save our dear country and democracy”.