A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ifedayo Adedipe, has questioned the legitimacy of the President Buhari administration over its perennial refusal to honour court’s orders.
While appearing on a ChannelsTV program, Adedipe said, “What has really worried me in recent times is that wrongdoing on the part of the government is becoming more manifest and nothing challenges the legitimacy of the government than wrongdoing on the part of the government itself.
“If the court makes orders and the government that is elected chooses to disobey that law and brings in some awkward explanation that the public interest or national security overrides the court pronouncement. I believe that is overkill. It is wrong and should not be allowed.”
The Senior Advocate also said the AAC presidential candidate in 2009 General Elections, Omoyele Sowore, could challenge his detention if after 45 days of ‘thorough investigation’ the Department of State Services (DSS) found nothing against him.
He added, “I think the time has come for people to be challenging needless erosion of their rights and liberties.”
Adedipe further explained: “If after 45 days they have nothing against him and he considers his arrest unjust. He might as well challenge it in the court and test our laws. I hope the court will stand up and defend the rights of the citizens of this country.”