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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Don't drag Buhari into judges' arrest - Presidency

The Presidency has advised journalists and other Nigerians to stop linking President Muhammadu Buhari to the legal travails of some recently arrested Judges in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said President Muhammadu Buhari would be the last person to authorise anybody to induce a Judge to pervert the course of justice.

Malam Shehu recalled that, despite his personal familiarity with some court Judges, the President had never used that familiarity to seek favours from them from 2003, 2007 and 2011 when he was challenging the fairness of the presidential election results during the periods in question.

The Senior Special Assistant also explained that, as a politician, Buhari had never once ever suggested to his lawyers to approach any Judge for assistance to win his cases. He said the President lives by this principle and has never deviated from it.

On the fate of the Judges facing corruption allegations, the Presidential Media Aide said the President doesn't tell Courts how to do their jobs and that anybody accused of corruption is protected by law to defend their innocence.
He explained that the purpose of the law is to punish the guilty and acquit the innocent, noting that the law projects the rights everyone.

Shehu stressed that the President doesn't have any powers to force any court to convict anybody who is innocent, arguing that in a democratic society, that cannot happen without resistance by the people.

44 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

K

livingstone chibuike said...

Shehu or wateva u cal urself why do u dwell in evil? U're a hypocris from d pit of hell. U jus can't start givin flimzy excuses concerning dat. We all know d person behind d whole scenerio. Apc deres nothin truthful about una

Eleojo Blessing said...

We don hear

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Shame to u all. Make una drag freeborn please! WHY ARE THEY DENYING IT HUH? BUT TERRORIST BUHARI AND HIS CLUELESS CABALS SAID IT EARLIER THAT THEY ARE THE ONES BEHIND IT IT WHY ARE THEY DENYING IT NOW HUH? Who send them if not buhari and mallam amechi and mallam huh? So make una stop fooling una selfs oo .What is these apc confuse touts taking Nigerians for huh? Did they think that all NigeriaNS ARE AS STUPID AS APC SUPPORTERS HUH?
with these kind of men in aso rock Nigeria is dead forever.



















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Shame to u all. Make una drag freeborn please! WHY ARE THEY DENYING IT HUH? BUT TERRORIST BUHARI AND HIS CLUELESS CABALS SAID IT EARLIER THAT THEY ARE THE ONES BEHIND IT IT WHY ARE THEY DENYING IT NOW HUH? Who send them if not buhari and mallam amechi and mallam huh? So make una stop fooling una selfs oo .What is these apc confuse touts taking Nigerians for huh? Did they think that all NigeriaNS ARE AS STUPID AS APC SUPPORTERS HUH?
with these kind of men in aso rock Nigeria is dead forever.



















#sad indeed

Ogenah Boris said...

Biko who should be blamed

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Ok sir. I hv heard u.
Signed
LibBadBoy

christie benjamin said...

Malam Garba the big fat t**t!!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Anonymous said...

Hahahah Buhari is using "d Presidency " to warn journalists...I actually think now is the time they need to put more pressure on Buhari with this matter...if he succeed on this one using the PDP wailing stigma and fake corruption fight then Nigeria is finished.

Uju Phil said...

Who should we drag into then?

Anonymous said...

oh buhari
,
,
wow. see www.ghanaweb.website for more shocking news

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

So who do we drag?


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Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Liars,he is behind everything, Mr clueless

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Liars,he is behind everything, Mr clueless

Anonymous said...

WELL SAID,SAI BABA, BUHARI WILL LAUGH LAST.

Tiger H said...

Town crier, we know that you're doing your job
But endeavor to speak for yourself not vigorously defending someone you ain't too familiar with.

Me I don't trust my shadow

RareSpecie Z said...

Hang me some corrupt mofos

Anonymous said...

Lol buhari and his biggots . No he's innocent of every thing lol

Prince Clem said...

Really?Then who should we drag?

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unekwuvictoria onoja said...

But seriously must this man respond to everything on media?no wonder you a point personal assistant on media more than economy, you hate critics and is very bad n that is the spirit that is on your supporters,now no one should not drag you in to the arrest of the judges good n fine n if we now say is not you that is ruling the country u will still come of come out to defend itself,so which one do we drag u in to now?meaning we are left with no option! My dear presido pls face ur job n leave the media for us cos that is the only place that take our mind from remembering the price of garri n rice in the market.and do and come and tell us how many people you made billionaire during your time in 1983 cos baba iyabo has said his own 25 .

Uju.O Uju.O said...

You are talking absolute nonesense. The facts that he no longer makes it public like he did in the case of Nnamdi Kanu doesn't mean that he has stopped. He pays the piper and he clearly dictates the tunes

Chizzy Liz said...

********************ok... Muna jux find replacement.. Show us who to drag den we go free am.... Myl.. I love d arrest

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Heheheh!





says, Genevieve.

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Anonymous said...

Foolish talk, nnamdi kana nko

Anonymous said...

Abeg shehu keep shout who told u that Mr president is a politician? Say wat u knw okay

Mandymice said...

lier!! What did u do to fela in 1984!!! Where did fela get "the judge done beg o" from?
Clueless fulani cow!

Mandymice said...

The man Who Jailed Fela Anikulapo Kuti! Fela was jailed in 1984 for having in his possession the
sum of '£1,600 pounds meant for the entire band of 26 persons, at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, on their way to Europe for a scheduled concert.
He was tried by a Judge, Okoro-Idogwu and sentenced to prison for a period of 5 years under Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari's draconian law then states that no Nigerian should be in possession of more than £500
Fela was at the Airport with his manager, an European, Rikki Stein, who also had in his possession papers to show, Fela earned the said money legitimately from a previous overseas tour. Yet, despite all these glaring evidences, Fela was
prevented from going for that scheduled trip.
The government of Major General Muhammadu Buhari in the meantime had other ideas, namely this -
Fela, their vocal critic must be sent to jail.
Quickly and Sharply arraigned in court, the judge promptly sentenced Fela to a 10 year jail term on 2 counts, but to serve the terms, concurrently for a 5 year
jail sentence.
That was September of 1984!
Fela was to be adequately punished and transfered to Maiduguri prisons. It was on an auspicious day in August of 1985 ..... Nigerians woke up to the broadcast of General
Dogonyaro in which this historic words were uttered:
"Fellow Nigerians....
The Nigerian public has been made to believe that the slow pace of action of the Federal Government headed
by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was due to the enormity of the problems left by the last civilian
administration. Although it is true that a lot of problems were left behind by the last civilian government, the real reason, however, for the very slow pace of action is due to lack of unanimity of purpose among the ruling body;
subsequently, the business of governance has gradually
been subjected to ill-motivated power play considerations. The ruling body, the Supreme Military
Council, has, therefore, progressively been made
redundant by the actions of a select few members
charged with the day-to-day implementation of the SMC’s
policies and decision.
The concept of collective leadership has been substituted
by stubborn and ill advised unilateral actions, thereby
destroying the principles upon which the government
came to power. Any effort made to advise the leadership,
met with stubborn resistance and was viewed as a
challenge to authority or disloyalty.
Thus, the scene was being set for systematic elimination
of what, was termed oppositions. All the energies of the
rulership were directed at this imaginary opposition
rather than to effective leadership.
The result of this misdirected effort is now very evident
in the country as a whole. The government has started to
drift. The economy does not seem to be getting any
better as we witness daily increased inflation.
The nation’s meager resources are once again being
wasted on unproductive ventures. Government has
distanced itself from the people and the yearnings and
aspirations of the people as constantly reflected in the
media have been ignored.
This is because a few people have arrogated to
themselves the right to make the decisions for the larger
part of the ruling body.
~Brigadier Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, in the Coup
Speech that overthrew Buhari On August 27, 1985"
Same Judge, Justice
Okoro-Idogwu that sentenced Fela, found his way to
hospital in Maiduguri, where Fela had been admitted due
to the harsh realities of prison sentence in the harshest
environment. Here, he tendered
an apology to Fela, and according to Fela, "the judge don
beg o"!
As we were all made to believe, the judge confessed that
the government of Major General Muhammadu Buhari
prevailed on him to jail Fela at all costs...
Fela did nothing wrong but his hands were proverbially,
tied!
With this Revelation and the relief that the people felt
from being liberated from the tyrannical rule of
Muhammadu Buhari, the new ruler, General Ibrahim
Badamasi Babangida, promptly ordered Fela brought to
the Benin prisons and a few weeks later had him released.

Anonymous said...

Waow!! Thanks for this piece of history. Tomorrow somebody will be asking me for proof that Buhari is vindictive. There is a popular saying by Maya Angelo "If someone show you who they are, believe them". I'll add believe them the first time they show you because you may not be alive to tell the story when they show you a second time.

I knew he was a CRIMINAL when before the elections, he was dribbling people with the issue of his certificate.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Issorite! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

@Mandymice. Waow!! Thanks for this piece of history. Tomorrow somebody will be asking me for proof that Buhari is vindictive. There is a popular saying by Maya Angelo "If someone show you who they are, believe them". I'll add believe them the first time they show you because you may not be alive to tell the story when they show you a second time.

I knew he was a CRIMINAL when before the elections, he was dribbling people with the issue of his certificate.

BonaParte NN said...

Only fools wont learn from this. Buhari is a lying hypocrite. Someone who still insists he had no hand in the coup that brought him to power. But the man who earlier reported the impending coup to him, he confined to prison custody only to be released after the successful coup. Babangida overthrew him easily because of the discontent his regime brought. People were fed up with his ways before the end and there was no progreSs to back it up. Rather, economic regression.

I repeat, only a fool will believe Buhari's words. Based on his antecedents.

Vivian Reginalds said...

well...
Linda mkn money snc 2000
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Some Nigerians are so stupid. What Nigerians and the media should be concerned about is whether the judges are corrupt and not whether it is Buhari or Amaechi that ordered their arrest. Why are our judges corrupt? This should be our main focus and not who is witch-hunting them. Fools

Anonymous said...

Some Nigerians are so stupid. What Nigerians and the media should be concerned about is whether the judges are corrupt and not whether it is Buhari or Amaechi that ordered their arrest. Why are our judges corrupt? This should be our main focus and not who is witch-hunting them. Fools

chinelo okafor said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Mildred said...

@Mandymice please get your facts right. It was Beko Ransom-kuti that was arrested not Fela. Beko Ransom-kuti was a Minister then and he was Fela's brother. He knew the law and he was aware that the bill was passed but he said he didnt know the money was in his pocket and that it was an old foreign currency that he had a long time ago. What did you expect Buhari to do then? If Buhari lets him go just like that, he would be seen as going against the rule of law. So Buhari had to abide by the law and allow Beko to defend himself in court. Pls stop the lies and get your facts right!!!

Mildred said...

@Mandymice please get your facts right. It was Beko Ransom-kuti that was arrested not Fela. Beko Ransom-kuti was a Minister then and he was Fela's brother. He knew the law and he was aware that the bill was passed but he said he didnt know the money was in his pocket and that it was an old foreign currency that he had a long time ago. What did you expect Buhari to do then? If Buhari lets him go just like that, he would be seen as going against the rule of law. So Buhari had to abide by the law and allow Beko to defend himself in court. Pls stop the lies and get your facts right!!!

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