By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
National President of the Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC) Cleric E. Alaowei, Esq. has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set free all the political detainees in the country to honour the World human Right Day.
HURACK President National Cleric E. Alaowei made this disclosure in a press statement sent to Daily Watch in honour of the World Human Right Day, stated, ‘‘This years’ human rights day should be served as a sober reflection to the Government of President Mohammadu Buhari. This we mean that the Government should set an agenda for the protection and preservation of human rights as enshrined in our constitution. Buhari needs to cleanse his bartered image on the area of human rights abuse by security agencies under his control.
‘‘Chapter four of the Constitution which is copied from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be held sacrosanct by the Government of the day. Every of its action ought to conform to the dictate of the Constitution.’’ He said.
According to him, ‘‘The Gestapo styled invasion of the residents of justices of superior courts of Nigeria as well as the continued detention of political prisoners in spite of the court judgments ordering for their release are the worst human rights abuses by the Government of Buhari.
‘‘Nigeria’s international image has been bartered. Buhari should place the rule of law above national security. His security agencies, especially the State Security Service (SSS) are only enforcing rule of self-help. The security agencies are posing a big threat to our democracy. Buhari cannot rule Nigeria with his unconstitutional rule of self-help.
‘‘The serial disobedience to court judgments by his lawless security agencies is an invitation to anarchy. The case of Omoleye Sowore is the height of the illegalities. For the FG to defend the SSS over its despicable act of rearresting the Revolution Now Convener inside the courtroom means Buhari is putting our democracy at risk.
‘‘Our demand in this human rights day is that all political prisoners who he held in defiance to court judgments should be immediately released. Omoleye Sowore, Col. Sambo Dasuki and many other persons currently languishing in the dungeons should be released by the Government to mark this year’s human rights day.’’ He added.