Dasuki: Buhari being misled to disobey courts – Northern youths
The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has frowned at a statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, that the federal government was not ready to release Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, NSA, after perfecting his 6th bail granted him by the Federal High Court.
In a statement by the president of NYCN, Isah Abubakar, the group said that President Muhammadu Buhari is being misled by a “northern cabal” for selfish interests.
The statement read in parts thus: “We are alarmed at the statement credited to the Justice Minister and to say that it is not only disgusting, myopic and insensitive but portrays the Attorney General as incapable of discharging his duties as the adviser to both the President and the nation.
“Is it not unbecoming of a person labelled as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a Northerner to engage in activities seen to be against the rule of law as courts of competent jurisdiction have granted Dasuki bail 6 times?
“We dare say that President Buhari is being misled by northern cabals against other northerners, like in the case Sambo Dasuki.
“Dasuki may not have been perfect but during his tenure as the National Security Adviser in the immediate past administration, he reinvigorated and facilitated the expansion of troops of Multi-national Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) with neighbouring Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger towards combating the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency.
“It is pertinent to note that virtually all electorates in the above-mentioned areas voted for President Buhari in 2015. The breakdown of results from these areas confirmed that the indigenes voted for him in that election. Sadly, the current government seems to have forgotten.
“Finally, we must state that the statement by Justice Minister that the government has a right to detain a citizen against court order is not only disgusting, myopic and insensitive but portrays the Abubakar Malami as incapable of discharging his duties as the adviser to both Mr. President and the nation. It is even unbecoming of a person labelled as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to engage in activities seen to be against the rule of law as courts of competent jurisdiction have granted Dasuki bail 6 times
“President Buhari should be careful of any legal advice that is illegal and unconstitutional and drop this vengeance and obey constitutionalism.”