A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN and the Chairman Edo State chapter of the party, Chief Dan Orbih have faulted the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that his APC government “will not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.”
In a statement signed by Sola Atere,
Director Media and Publicity, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki Presidential Campaign Organization, the PDP Chieftains spoke when the presidential aspirant visited the PDP Edo state secretariat in Benin on Monday as part of his consultations with stakeholders ahead of the party’s national convention.
Turaki, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria argued that the position of the president was illegal on the strength of the fact that it was inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution which is the supreme law of the land.
Turaki further stated that there was danger in the position of President Buhari because his government and his party, APC may have a sinister motive of clamping on the opposition under the guise of national security as the country heads to the 2019 general elections.
He argued that the President was attempting to interpret the law illegally just as he and his party have been equating national interest with either personal interest or the interest of their party as they desperately attempt to cling to power.
On his part, the Edo State PDP Chairman in rejecting the President’ position said that it was scandalous for the president to be interpreting the law deceitfully in the presence of eminent lawyers and possibly jurists.