A frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has stated that it isn’t a felony offence for any citizen of the nation to demand President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated this in a press release on Sunday in response to the arrest, detention and sack of Salihu Tanko Yakasai by the Kano State authorities for demanding Buhari’s fast resignation on Friday.
Following the information of the kidnapping of the scholars of the Authorities Women’ Secondary Faculty in Jangebe in Talata Mafara Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State on Friday, Salihu had questioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, authorities’s effort to guard its residents, thereby calling for the resignation of the President.
The Division of State Providers, DSS, confirmed the arrest of Salihu, after his dismissal as an aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State
That is coming after the Kano State Director of the safety company had earlier denied that Salihu was of their custody.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya stated the previous governor’s aide was below investigation for points past his comment.
Falana condemned the motion of the DSS, stating that there is no such thing as a justification for the arrest and detention of Salihu
In a press release titled, ‘Asking Buhari to Resign is Not An Offence’, the rights activist famous that the decision for Buhari’s resignation has grow to be highly regarded within the nation even earlier than Salihu added his voice to it.
He famous that many politicians, together with members of the ruling celebration and activists have continued to name for Buhari to vacate Aso Rock Villa because of the deteriorating safety scenario throughout the nation.
He additional argued that previously those that referred to as for the resignation of former president Goodluck Jonathan, akin to Buhari himself, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nasir El-Rufai and others didn’t get intimidated nor arrested.
“It’s on file that the APC and its leaders together with Common Mohammadu Buhari; Nationwide Chief, Asiwaju Bola Tinibu; Malam Nasir El-rufai and Alhaji Lai Mohammed repeatedly referred to as for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s resignation between 2013 and 2014,” the assertion added.
“But they have been by no means subjected to any type of intimidation for exercising their freedom of expression on the materials time. The decision for President Buhari’s resignation is prone to proceed to be made by different involved people and teams over the digital collapse of the safety structure,” he stated.
He referred to as for the fast and unconditional launch of Salihu from ‘unlawful custody.’