Again, SERAP tells Buhari to obey rule of law, enforce court orders
By Christian Joseph Wariaye
4 days ago
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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has on Friday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to adhere and respect the rule of law and constitutionalism of the country, by enforcing court judgments.
The Rights group listed some of the judgments it accused Buhari of not enforcing. They include;
“The judgment by Justice M. Idris ordering his government to publish spending details of stolen funds recovered by governments since 1999.
“The judgment by Justice Oguntoyinbo ordering the federal government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly and directing the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors, etc to collect such pensions.
“The judgment by Justice Mohammed Idris ordering the prosecution of senior lawmakers suspected of padding and stealing N481 billion from the 2016 budget; and the publication of the report of investigations into the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.
“The judgment by Justice Obiozor ordering the immediate release of names of companies that have received public funds to execute electricity projects but have failed to carry out any projects, and payment details to electricity contractors since 1999.”
Recall that the Rights group had on earlier this week wrote to Buhari to Copy Namibia example, ban car perks for Presidency, ministers serving in his administration.
Bellow is the content of the letter:
“The expenditure of public funds requires the highest degree of public trust. It is the constitutional duty of every public official to protect and preserve the public interest in public spending.”
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