In response to PDP Attempt to Divert Attention from Corruption cases. 

The National Assembly can only be distracted to the extent they choose to be distracted. While I wholeheartedly support the current attempt to recover stolen monies and bringing the thieves to justice, that should also not distract from the actual business of governance. 
Buhari laid out a a second of objectives he aimed to take on. So far, the big band is corruption. Even that has been limited to the last administration and people are being arrested and held indefinitely without due process. 

      Buhari promised to go hard against corruption
      Buhari promised to unite the country
      Buhari promised to wipe out Boko Haram by Dec 31, 2015
      Buhari promised to uphold the constitution 

So far, I have not been impressed. Yes he is investigating corruption but he is being strong armed about it. He can’t say people suspected of corruption are guilty until proven innocent. The negates his promise to uphold the constitution. He cannot hold people indefinitely without charging them with a crime. He cannot order people charged with a crime released without letting justice run its course. He has the power to pardon but you cannot pardon anybody of a crime they have not been convicted. That is to say, until a crime is proven, the president is constitutionally bound not to interfere with the judicial process. Remeber, the judiciary is an independent body and the president has no constitutional authority to override them or interfere with their process. 

God bless nigeria.

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What is this: FG asks NSCIA to formerly request for El-Zakzaky’s release. 

 Abubakar Salami -AG and Minister for justice.

  • Nigeria has a constitution, it is the supreme law of the land, you swore an oath to uphold that constitution and as the chief law enforcement officer, you have a special responsibility to follow through.

As the chief law enforcement officer of the federation, you owe a duty to both the accused and the nation to enforce the law. If these men did indeed break the law, then their prosecution cannot be subverted by the executive or the legislature. You as the chief enforcer can of course, with reason may choose not to prosecute. That decision cannot be made by the president or the legislature.

The president can of course pardon the offenses but only after the suspects have been formerly charged, tried and convicted. Any appeal for release and any acquiesce to such request is tantamount subversion of justice. Any short circuit of the legal process is in essence tyrannical. The president cannot willy-nilly grant pardon for a crime that has not been proven. What would he be pardoning?

Nigeria has a constitution, it is the supreme law of the land, you swore an oath to uphold that constitution and as the chief law enforcement officer, you have a special responsibility to follow through. It is the responsibility of the AG to articulate the charges to the nation and why they are being held. The legal system cannot be based on the whim of the president, the legislature or the judiciary for that matter. DO YOUR JOB.
God bless Nigeria.

PDP claims amnesia to arm deal corruption 

 

PDP leadership feigns ignorance.

Jesus, this is the most ridiculously stupid response to a very strong charge. They did not receive the money on party’s behalf? The question that PDP needed to answer is were they aware of this travesty if so when did they become aware of it and what dos they do the correct it. If they were not aware of it, why? Why did it take a new administration to uncover an impropriety of such magnitude. 
The PDP leadership should be ashamed of itself. If they wish to clear their name, they’ll have to do everything in their power to facilitate the recovery of these monies. Failing that, they have no moral basis to claim ignorance. 

God bless Nigeria. 

Nigeria : Beware of political prostitutes. 

  • “Comrade Mohammed noted that, “PMB has a very clear agenda of defeating Boko Haram and extremists of all sorts, and of rooting out the corruption that has too often held back the economic growth and prosperity of Nigeria.”

Under what rock did you climb out. President Buhari has no clear agenda for anything. While GEJ was not as forceful as we would like in confronting Boko Haram, president Buhari promised they would be gone by 31 Dec 2015. A date that has come and gone. Now he says nobody can predict when it will end. 

It took Mr Buhari over 120 days to after he was sworn in to stand up a cabinet. How unprepared was he. It is not like it’s his first stab at running for president? One would expect the anybody running for a second time and who had previously been head of state albeit unelected, should be better prepared. It is a shame that the experience had not prepared him to hit the ground running. That is why I am skeptical of his leadership skills. 

His recent photo-op reading his budget proposal to a joint house and the subsequent scandal surrounding that proposal is laughable. It is not the presidents job to pass or write the budget. 

The role of the president is to set a vision, a direction for the country. This vision is articulated in the run up to the presidential elections. The voting public choose a candidate whose vision best match their expectations. 

The role of congress, both houses, while representing the specific interest of their constituency, is to implement the vision as is most beneficial and cost effective for the nation. Every year in the presidential term, the president in the form of a budget proposal enumerates the portions of the vision that he wants to implement. It is what it is, a proposal. Both the congress and senate will take this proposal and choose as representatives of the people what to implement and how to fund them. After each house develop their budget, they’ll reconcile both versions and arrive at the budget both houses agree to. This is the budget they send to the president for his signature. If the president has objections he can send it back for further review through a veto. Congress can override this veto by s super majority in congress. 

  • The role of the president is to set a vision, a direction for the country. This vision is articulated in the run up to the presidential elections. The voting public choose a candidate whose vision best match their expectations. 

The president does not tell the people what to do. The president tells the people what he wants to do on their behalf and the people will decide whether indeed those are their priorities too. 

Nigerians need to educate themselves on the constitution.