Contrary to unlimited discretionary power and arbitrary decisions taken during the dark days of military dictatorship, President Muhammadu Buhari’s second coming into political power was preceded with oath of office in the conformity with Nigerian constitution as the cornerstone of governance.
Bu the acclaimed born again democrat eventually demonstrated has shown outright impunity of the rule of law, flagrant disobedience to court orders, and dictatorial pronouncements. A converted democrat should accommodate dissenting views, proffer proactive measure to people’s grievances and wellbeing and subject himself to other democratic practices.
It is high time the Nigerian civil rights movements, workers, youths and students wings demanded for good governance through nationwide mass action. The country must be revitalised to safeguard the present and future generations from systematic incendiaries.
Faculty of Law,
Obafemi Awolowo University,