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HURIWA warns against VP’s exclusion from security meetings

15 June 2015, 11:18Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against the possible exclusion of his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, from security meetings.

The organisation argued this could create “bad blood” and distrust.

HURIWA gave the caution against the backdrops of widespread reports that security chiefs, twice, could not clear the Vice President to attend security briefing sessions.

This was said to be at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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It has been reported the Vice President could not be cleared because he lacks “cognate security experience.”

The organisation also cautioned Buhari to avoid displaying, through his actions and appointments, “an attitude that shows him to be favourably disposed to carrying out a sectional agenda because that would be tantamount to a breach of his constitutional oath of office as the President of Nigeria.”

“The President must respect the basic ethics of equitably distributing the sensitive security appointments to reflect Federal Character so this government is not mistaken as an administration set up to promote a particularly Regional or religious agenda,” HURIWA stated.

- CAJ News


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