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Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by powerfulguy: 4:20pm On Apr 07
Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the acting inspector-general (IGP) of police is unconstitutional.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, directed Baba to take over the office of the IGP with immediate effect.

Reacting to the appointment via a statement on Tuesday, Ozekhome said the president lacks the power to single-handedly appoint an IGP.

Citing “sections 7(6) and 18(cool of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, in addition to the clear provisions of sections 214 ,215 and 216 and paragraph 7 to the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Constitution”, Ozekhome said “the president cannot single-handedly appoint an IGP, as he has again unconstitutionally and illegally done.”


“He can only do so in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Council comprising Mr. President as chairman, all the 36 state governors, the chairman of the Police Service Commission and the IGP,” he said.

“Such an appointment as just happened before the new acting IGP is capricious, arbitrary, whimsical, unconscionable, illegal, unlawful, wrongful and unconstitutional.”


The senior advocate also raised the issue of tribalism, saying that the president is “opaque” in his appointments.

“Today, Buhari has again appointed DIG Usman Alkali Baba, a northern Muslim, as acting inspector-general of police, to replace Adamu Mohammed, another northern Muslim,” he said.

“With Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, another northern Muslim as the minister of police affairs, the circle of policing in Nigeria is complete.

“Of course, Buhari controls the police by virtues of sections 214, 215 and 216 of the 1999 Constitution. It is the same situation with the ministry of petroleum resources and NNPC, the entire security architecture of Nigeria, and other key sectors and commanding heights of the economy.

“The illogical and puerile argument is always that the president only appoints people he can trust and that such persons are qualified in any event. That argument is insulting and insensitive to the intelligence, sensibilities and plurality of Nigeria.

“Can’t President Muhammadu Buhari for once, just for once, in his opaque appointments look beyond his religion and immediate and forsake sectionalism, cronyism, prebendalism, tribalism, favouritism, and act as a true statesman?

“Is he truly saying he cannot trust any of the other over 15 million Nigerians who voted for him, or that he cannot find any of them that is qualified to be made an IGP?”

Ozekhome added that the president has not kept his campaign promises on securing the country, and ensuring fairness.

“I thought he gleefully told Nigerians on 29th May, 2015, while taking his first oath of office, that he was for “everybody and for nobody”? So, Buhari had actually deceived Nigerians and is desecrating his solemn oath of office? So, he just wanted power for the sake of it, after three serial failures in 2003, 2007 and 2011, leading to him even weeping publicly, swearing never to contest again? Is that why he has failed abysmally in deliverables in all his self-appointed campaign promises of a buoyant economy, anti-corruption war and a secured Nigeria?” he queried.

“Is Buhari telling Nigerians that under his governance, Nigerians are indeed living in the federal republic of the north, or northern republic of Nigeria, or the republic of northern Nigeria, or northern Nigeria republic, republic of northern Nigeria and other vassal states?

“I can’t decode Buhari’s defiant refusal to respect the federal character principle enshrined in section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution. Or, can you?”

https://www.thecable.ng/its-illegal-for-buhari-to-solely-appoint-igp-says-ozekhome

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Mikecold: 4:24pm On Apr 07
Are you just knowing it's a banana republic we have


Buhari is no where to be found, no date of return, he didn't handover to VP but somehow someone is appointing new IGP


North has finished this corn tree

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by supportnija: 4:24pm On Apr 07
Nonsense
Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by kayusely70(m): 4:28pm On Apr 07
Very pungent points. We shall overcome.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by nrexzy(m): 4:33pm On Apr 07
Him appoint una complain, him no appoint una Complain.....

Wetin em go do una make una Dey alright

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by HeRulesMen: 4:35pm On Apr 07
Buhari neither recognizes the Constitution nor respect it.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Shabaleen: 4:38pm On Apr 07
It is even illegal that bubu is the president of nigeria. Buhari knows nothing about Nigeria constitution except the sharia law!

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by heryoub22(m): 5:06pm On Apr 07
Contest and win then do as you wish. Rubbish

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by NwaNimo1(m): 5:06pm On Apr 07
Is sharia law constitutional?


The contraption called Nigeria is illegal!

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by gawu1: 5:41pm On Apr 07
The appointment of the present IG is not the first.
How did Obasonjo appoint IG when he was in power?
How did Yar'adua appoint IG when he was in power?
How did Jonathan appoint IG when he was in power?
How has Buhari deviated from the others.
Did the constitution says he must appoint from a particular tribe?
There are precedence. In what ways has Buhari gone against the precedence.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by naija4life247: 5:48pm On Apr 07
The person that decorated the new IGP is a Professor of Law and far beyond Ozekohme's level in the legl profession, though the person that did the appointment is a Professor of Cows.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by xiaji: 6:17pm On Apr 07
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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by BigSarah(f): 6:18pm On Apr 07
angry has buhari government ever done anything legally?

Enough of these fruitless exposition

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Monogamy: 6:18pm On Apr 07
Another wailing in a new dimension

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Lexusgs430: 6:18pm On Apr 07
His illegal deeds are countless ....... Nothing happens to deter him......


Nigeria got no institutions, no framework..........

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Dpharisee: 6:18pm On Apr 07
Festus Keyamo used to be the person condemning illegality in Govt, today he is part of a government committing illegality

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Jestin: 6:18pm On Apr 07
Is leaving Nigeria to take treatment abroad not illegal? Buhari nor send any body oo

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by nenyeRitta(f): 6:18pm On Apr 07
thats why they have embarass the former igp

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by sammysmiles(m): 6:18pm On Apr 07
Buhari is now in the news more, since he left the country

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by ZendayaColeman(f): 6:19pm On Apr 07
I've never seen or heard of this type of evil administration before.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by NigerDeltaRepub: 6:19pm On Apr 07
Stand up

Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by ClassicMan202(m): 6:19pm On Apr 07
Haha
Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by ZendayaColeman(f): 6:19pm On Apr 07
nrexzy:
Him appoint una complain, him no appoint una Complain.....

Wetin em go do una make una Dey alright




TRASH

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Sunnycliff(m): 6:20pm On Apr 07
Does Buhari know what is rule of law? Does a mannequin have sense?

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Someone7(m): 6:20pm On Apr 07
Illegality has become the hallmark of this administration. No surprise there

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Oyiboman69: 6:20pm On Apr 07
Has he done anything legal in this country before?

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by KnightsTemplar(m): 6:21pm On Apr 07
Buhari doesn't know what is happening in the country, Malami is the person you need to talk to, he does the appointments.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Kullypro: 6:22pm On Apr 07
Okay
Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by Aremson14(m): 6:24pm On Apr 07
Most people dont even understand the North is divided to different zones. To most people a Kwara man who probably speaks yorouba is an hausa man, Kogi man who probably speaks igbira is an hausa man. The most gullible once believe every Notherner is a Muslim. Some even believe every Abdullahi,Mustapha is a Muslim. And this are the people accusing others of nepotism and all that.

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Re: Ozekhome: It’s Illegal For Buhari To Solely Appoint IGP by seanfer(m): 6:26pm On Apr 07
Ozekhome is just trying to be relevant. The appointment is in Acting capacity. The Senate still need to confirm the appointee. Did Ozekhome say anything when GEJ fired Abba Sulaimon and appoint Arase as IGP. When OBJ appointed Sunday Ehindero and Mike Okiro as IGPs. Oh I forgot those are from our side and we don’t need to say anything.

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