Atiku Criticizes Buhari Over Travel Ban

Atiku Criticizes Buhari Over Travel Ban

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for banning fifty high-profile Nigerians from travelling outside the country.

A statement released on his behalf by his campaign organization explained that the ban was “a throwback to Buhari’s evil Decree Number Two of 1984 which criminalise truth-telling if it did not please Buhari, proving that dictators can grow old, but they can’t grow into democrats”.

The statement continues in the same vein:

“The Nigerian Constitution guarantees every Nigerian citizen freedom of movement and freedom of association. This Constitutional right cannot be taken away except by a court order.

“We must be unequivocal in saying that we abhor any act of criminality, financially or otherwise, but the rule of law must be our guide at all times or society will descend to anarchy.

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“Thus, we find it most undemocratic that in a nation governed by the rule of law, a President who swore an oath to abide by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, does this.

“The Nigerian Constitution guarantees every Nigerian citizen freedom of movement and freedom of association. This Constitutional right cannot be taken away except by a court order.

“It is precisely this type of draconian orders that have chased investors away from Nigeria and it is precisely why Nigerians will chase this recession-friendly government away from power on February 16, 2019, so we can begin the job of Getting Nigeria Working Again”.

 

 

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