There Horrible Human Right Abuses Under Buhari's Government PDP Sends SOS To UN Secretary General - eritvnews

There Horrible Human Right Abuses Under Buhari's Government PDP Sends SOS To UN Secretary General


The opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm to the United Nations (UN), pointing out the federal government of Nigeria gross human rights violation and conducts threatening the nation's democracy among other infractions.

In a petition entitled, ・Threat to Democracy, Rule of Law, Basic Freedoms, and Gross Human Rights Violation by the Federal Government of Nigeria,・addressed to UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterress, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus accused the President Muhammadu Buhari
administration of frustrating political opposition, adding that since its assumption of office, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration has been harassing and intimidating opposition figures in the country.

He also fingered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies of working in sync with government to perpetuate the APC-led government in office beyond 2019.
Some parts of the petition reads, the President Buhari-led APC government is doing all it can to frustrate legitimate opposition and to intimidate and persecute our leaders and ultimately destroy the fragile fabrics of our burgeoning democracy.

Our nation has become heavily polarized along dangerous fault lines where citizens now live in fear and mutual suspicion; where citizens are slaughtered by the day by marauders; where hunger and strange diseases ravage the people due to the insensitive and incoherent policies of this government.

I am constrained to bring to the attention of the United Nations what appears to be a predetermined and orchestrated plan by President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government of Nigeria through various agencies including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigerian Police and other security organizations to truncate Nigeria's democracy.  

On the insecurities, the party stated in a daily basis, the nation is inundated with news of gruesome killings and unabating violence across the country, with Nigerians being hacked down or abducted by marauders and insurgents under the President Buhari government, which has failed to take decisive steps to stem the ugly tide.

Despite persistent killings and wanton destruction of several communities, not even one person has been arrested or prosecuted by the federal government for these crimes against humanity.
There have been several allegations of the military and police authorities refusing to act on early warning information to prevent attacks on several communities in Benue and Taraba states,・it stated.

Not left out in the petition is the head of the Nigerian Police, Ibrahim Idris whose stewardship the party chided and labelled unsatisfactory.

The Inspector-General of Police willfully refused to deploy policemen to the affected areas in Benue state, mischievously categorizing the killings as fighting between herdsmen and farmers even when it was obvious that the farmers and residents of the sacked villages including women and children were unarmed.

Such disposition is believed to be emboldening the marauders to continue their killing spree which is increasingly dividing our people and may further plunge the nation into turmoil as more people are slaughtered in the attacks in Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and other states.

The President openly admitted that the Inspector General of Police refused to obey a presidential directive to temporarily relocate the Police operational headquarters to Benue state in the wake of the killings in that state, but the President failed to sanction the Inspector-General of police and did not as much, issue a query to the erring police chief who continues in office.

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