Buhari says rule of law must be subject to national interest (Punch)

Buhari says rule of law must be subject to national interest (Punch)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the principle of rule of law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest.

He said where national security and public interest were being threatened, the individual rights of those allegedly responsible must take the second place.

Buhari said these in an address he delivered at the opening of the 2018 Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference in Abuja.

He said, “The rule of law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest.

“Our apex court has had cause to adopt a position on this issue in this regard and it is now a matter of judicial recognition that; where national security and public interest are threatened or there is a likelihood of their being threatened,  Read more

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