Osinbajo confidant attacks Buhari for “Lone Ranger” tactics

By Amako Nneji July 13, 2015 12:41

Osinbajo confidant attacks Buhari for “Lone Ranger” tactics

A Human Right Activist Ebun Olu Adegboruwa has said that the delay in President Muhammadu Buhari constituting his cabinet contravened Section 147 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which mandated the President to appoint qualified persons into offices.

Adegboruwa, a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, stated this during the weekend while speaking at the exemplary leadership summit at RCCG, Lagos and stressed that after one month of Buhari’s administration, he was still struggling to resolve the National Assembly leadership crisis.

The human Right Activist who is also a close friend to the Vice-President, Yemi Osibanjo, urged Christians to hold the present leadership of Buhari accountable.

Adegboruwa had on May 29 in a piece, eulogized his close friend Osinbajo, stating that he had an excellent academic background, was a great man of faith, as an ordained pastor, in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and a close confidant of its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Adegboruwa had on June 22, 2015 file a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos against Buhari compelling him to appoint ministers or cease to be President.

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He further accused Buhari of running the affairs of Nigeria as lone ranger.

The lawyer had earlier threatened to sue the President because he dropped the title of General to reflect his new status as a democrat.

See: Don’t be ashamed of your “General” title, Lawyer to sue Buhari

    “More than a month after the new administration came on board; the nation is still undergoing leadership challenges.

    “The much anticipated change which we all over voted for is yet to come as our nation is undergoing challenges. Our nation is facing security challenges and it is worsening every day,” he lamented.

Adegboruwa listed right to personal liberty, right to human dignity, right to freedom of thought and right to religion, among others, as inalienable rights of the common man “which nobody should deny him.”

Buhari’s delay in appointing Ministers has been a source of controversy since he assumed office on Friday, May 29. He had blamed Former President GoodLuck Jonathan for the delay because the handover note was not given to him on time.

Reports indicate that Buhari had made few appointments which came across as inadequate and lopsided.

See: Appointments: Buhari, King of The North?

Reviewing the actions and inactions of the administration in the first 30 days, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP blasted Buhari for his inability to appointment ministers.

According to The National Publicity of the Party, Olisah Metuh “We are deeply worried that the President who promised to unveil his cabinet two weeks after his inauguration, has not been able to decide on key appointments such as ministers, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), a Chief of Staff and advisers in key sectors of the economy.

    “This is more so as the delay has brought government business in ministries, departments and agencies to a dangerous standstill with coordination of important policies vested on ministers and the SGF now in tatters while the system drifts.

    “This situation also creates loopholes through which overzealous persons around that President can connive with unscrupulous elements in the bureaucracy to syphon public resources in addition to possibly misleading the President to violate due process by spending beyond and outside his statutory limits.

    “The situation is taking its toll on the economy sector, which has in the 30 days witnessed unprecedented decline with a terrifying crippling of foreign and domestic investments including activities in the money and capital market sectors. Under President Buhari, the stock market has lost over N238 billion while the All-Share Index fell by 849.87 basis points as at June 19.”