The Nigerian Human Rights Writers Association, HURIWA, has rebuked the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for saying that some religious leaders are quietly trying to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from power.
HURIWA accused Mohammed of using propaganda to demonize the Catholic archbishop of the diocese of Sokoto, Rt. Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah over his latest article.
The front-line activist group said the minister should keep quiet if he cannot read and understand the simple essay written by Kukah.
In his article, the cleric had lamented on December 25, 2020 the state of nepotism under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, HURIWA national coordinator Emmanuel Onwubiko and the group’s national director of media affairs, Miss Zainab Yusuf, said it was puzzling that Mohammed could misinterpret Kukah’s writing to mean that he wants to remove Buhari.
The rights group insisted that the Buhari-led government was characterized by nepotism.
According to HURIWA, Kukah only pointed out the obvious that “President Muhammadu Buhari has constantly and continuously unleashed divisive apartheid and Scottish land policies of divide and rule, nepotism and religion, ethnic chauvinism and intolerance in all his appointments, especially for architectures. major internal security officers including recent promotions in the Nigerian Police Force where the North earned the significant percentage of all senior police officers promoted, even though Igbo-speaking southeastern Nigeria was assigned a single senior position “.
The group regretted that only Muslims from the north were appointed to lead the country’s security architectures.
HURIWA added: “All internal SECURITY architectures are dominated by people from one section of the Muslim north of the country-Hausa / Fulani, to the exclusion of all others, which offends the relevant sections of the Constitution that speak to the question of character. federal Principle as provided because in the Constitution and also offends Section 42 (1) that addresses the issue of discrimination based on tribe, religion or political affiliations.
Instead of reading the message of the essay and reflecting deeply on the ways the current administration will amend its ways and stop violent defecation on the sanctity of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, the very talkative Lai Mohammed chose half baked propaganda and extreme innuendo to try to demonize the respected Clergy, who are one of the few lovers of constitutional democracy and modern Nigeria who should work to improve welfare and protect the sanctity of fundamental human rights. and more especially the RIGHT TO LIFE as adopted in Chapter 4 of the Constitution and more particularly in Section 33 (1).