Jailing of critic who insulted President Buhari, a disgrace to Nigeria - Concerned Nigerians Group

Sat May 9th, 2020 - Katsina

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A group, Concerned Nigerians has condemned the alleged abuse of office by President Buhari’s led government and Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari over the arrest, detention and sentence of a 70-year-old Bala Izala and two others for allegedly ‘Insulting’ the President and governor.

The group in a statement, signed by its Spokesperson Theophilus Abu Agada noted: “If President Buhari and Governor Masari had not failed in their constitutional duty in securing the lives and property of Nigerians and Katsina people instead of negotiating with terrorists and bandits, Mr Izala wouldn’t have had any reason to criticize them which was tagged an insult. Even so, Mr Izala has the constitutional rights to criticize any elected official as guaranteed in section 39 of 1999 constitution which states that: “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including the freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference”.




source: Guardian