Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
HURIWA to Buhari: Dissolve and reconstitute your cabinet now to save Nigeria from doom

By News Express on 16/05/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 419

•President Buhari
•President Buhari

Leading civil rights body, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has said that the overwhelming interests displayed by serving ministers and the amount of man-hour spent pursuing their selfish political ambitions, pose major drawback to the successful implementation of government policies 

The group, therefore, called for “the immediate dissolution and reconstitution of the near moribund executive council of the federation by President Muhammadu Buhari so the ship of sthe country will not continue to remain adrift and dangerously sinking.”

“At the last count, the ministers of Communications; Mines and Solid minerals; Transportation; Foreign Affairs were at the frontlines of violent infighting during the just concluded Ward and local government primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Minister of Women Affairs who vowed to follow Atiku Abubakar if he quits the ruling party is virtually not working for the public good and seems to have disappeared into thin air whilst investors in the nation's real sector have reportedly lost a whopping N729 billions due to apprehensions created by the factional infighting that characterised the preparations for 2019 elections,” the group said.

HURIWA faulted the decision of President Buhari to commend his Solid minerals minister for emerging victorious in the governorship primary election in Ekiti State even when the said minister absconded from his national duties as federal cabinet minister to pursue his private political aspirations whilst still holding on to the public office and enjoying all the privileges and advantages over and above other co-contestants in the same party.

The group urged the President to sack all his ministers with an eye towards the 2019 elections so as to restore efficient and effective governance which died the moment President Buhari signified his intention to seek for re-election in the 2019 polls. It warned of severe economic challenges should the direction and focus of the Federal government continues to be dominated by the politics of 2019.

HURIWA said President Buhari must relieve his ministers now of their onerous political positions on the ground of principle and national ethics because it is absolutely immoral that serving cabinet-level officials are still paid from public treasury whilst they are actively campaigning for higher political offices. It condemned the activities of some of the ministers who have cornered battalions of soldiers and armed police to use these armed security operatives to fight to achieve their selfish political goals even when ordinary Nigerians are being slaughtered by armed Fulani herdsmen and other hoodlums.

In a statement jointly endorsed by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said constitutionally, the ministers were picked to assist the president to implement pro-people policies and are not to be paid whilst they are advancing their selfish political ambitions. "This misconduct of pursuing selfish political aggrandizement whilst holding on to public offices is a constitutional violation which must not continue.”

HURIWA cited section 148 (1) (2) (a) (b) (c) and 149 of the 1999 constitution on why serving ministers who nurse ambitions for elective offices should quit or be dismissed forthwith.

“Specifically section 148 (1) provides thus: ‘The President may, in his discretion, assign to the Vice-President or any Minister of the Government of the Federation responsibility for any business of the Government of the Federation, including the administration of any department of government. (2) The President shall hold regular meetings with the Vice-President and all the Ministers of the Government of the Federation for the purposes of - (a) Determining the general direction of domestic and foreign policies of the Government of the Federation; (b) co-ordinating the activities of the President, the Vice-President and the Ministers of the Government of the Federation in the discharge of their executive responsibilities; and (c) advising the President generally in discharge of his executive functions other than those functions with respect to which he is required by this Constitution to seek the advice or act on the recommendation of any other person or body. 149.

“A Minister of the Government of the Federation shall not enter upon the duties of his office, unless he has declared his assets and liabilities as prescribed in this Constitution and has subsequently taken and subscribed the Oath of Allegiance and the oath of office for the due execution of the duties of his office prescribed in the Seventh Schedule to this Constitution,” the group noted.

HURIWA cited instances whereby the ministers, such as those of communications and foreign affairs were seen organising parallel ward and local government primary elections of the APC, thereby neglecting their national calling as cabinet-level ministers which has demonstrated the veracity in the widely held claim that the current Federal Executive Council is dead.

The rights group also referred to the alleged ignominious role of the Transportation Minister in Rivers State even as it demanded that those ministers who have been seen abandoning their mandate to seek personal political glories should be sacked.

Source News Express

Posted 16/05/2018 12:13:09 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
How agriculture can help rejuvenate the economy: Gov....

Senate committee to quiz IGP

Nigerian schoolboy found dead in England just hours...

MOSOP opposes FG’s plan to build prison and...

FG inaugurates Technical Working Group on Road Safety,...

NLNG train 7 to increase FDI in Nigeria...

Ten African nations face $1 trillion infrastructure funding...

Presidency reacts to NASS response on changes made...

Resign now, West African Catholic priests tell Buhari...

Court restrains INEC, APC from conducting congresses in...

Haggai Sports kits Nationwide League One teams

Cameroon's village defenders turn to crime

 

Latest News 2019: Atiku, Tambuwal, Saraki, Jang, others cross first hurdle Ohanaeze sabotaging Igbo interests — IPOB •Attacks Uwazuruike and South-East Governors Lagos APC: Controversy trails Sanwo-Olu’s alleged withdrawal Journalist sentenced to 5000 years in priosn laments ordeal 2019 Presidency: PDP may drop aspirants with graft cases FIRS to block bank accounts of 6772 corporate tax defaulters APC mulls automatic tickets for National Assembly members We’re still being kidnapped, Igbo traders in Cross River cry out FG recalls Paris Club refund for 5 states •The affected states Osun Guber Poll: Declare PDP winner to avert national crisis, Secondus tells INEC •Cries blue murder Salary Arrears: Bayelsa Government assures workers of full payment Akwa Ibom royal fathers reiterate support for Governor Emmanuel

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,008 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,009 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,869 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,834 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,529 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,768 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,288 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,801 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,943 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,496 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,312 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,007 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,628) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,434) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,129) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,747) Religion (873) Sports (1,706) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement