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Coronavirus: Buhari has no powers to restrict movement in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun – Human rights lawyer, Adegboruwa

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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacks the power to restrict movement without recourse to the National Assembly.

In a statement while reacting to the President’s restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as Abuja.

Recall that Buhari had in a broadcast on Sunday restricted movement in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Adegboruwa Reacts:

“The President has no powers to restrict the movement of persons without recourse to the National Assembly. The President has not invoked his powers under the constitution to declare any state of emergency, which must be approved by the National Assembly.

“We are running a constitutional democracy and it is illegal for the President to take over the affairs of any state of the federation without the express consent of the people of that state through their elected representatives.

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“It is only the governor of the state through the House of Assembly of the state that can make any declaration concerning the people of that state. Little wonder that the President could not cite any law that he relied upon for his declaration.”

“I support every measure taken to contain the Coronavirus pandemic but such must be in accordance with the law. If we allow this to stay, then tomorrow the President may just impose a total restriction on all States of the Federation for whatever reason.

“I humbly urge the President to reverse the restrictions and work with the States concerned in accordance with the laws of our land.

“Also, there must be measures put in place to address the financial consequences of the proposed shutdown, especially for small scale businesses, those who depend on daily earnings and the needy and vulnerable members of the societies to be affected.”

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Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 month ago

Buhari is not fit to rule this country , what’s he saying that citizens to sit at home doing what for good two weeks .other country are given out cash to citizens here in Nigeria buhari refused to do same , you don’t have the right to stop movement in Lagos, Ogun, Eikiti states . if you are planning to destroyed this country with your eveik brothers you will not see the end of April Mr buhari fake idiot as President you are fake u will be exposed b4 this month finish

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 month ago

Buhari you are a wicked person God will exposed you soon , how can you say let people sit st home doing what did you give them money capital NO and yet you call yourself President of Nigeria , Mr President you don’t have the right to lock down Lagos, ogun , Abuja and ekiti for two months you will soon die if you done repent your evil ways