For President Buhari, Justice has always been two ways

Published by Oke Umurhohwo on

For those who follow history, you would recall that after Buhari toppled the civilian administration of Shehu Shagari in 1984, he installed himself as the ‘new’ law and order.


He became what political analyst dubbed, “blood thirsty nepotic-despotic-leader”.

In a bid to keep SOUTHERN Nigerians suffering, he came up with the two way traffic of justice, viz-a-viz:

1. Justice for the Northerners
2. Justice for non-Northerners and perceived enemies of Nigeria.

It was this selective justice system of Buhari that made the likes of then vice president, Ekwueme spend time in Kirirki maximum prison; while toppled president Shagari, was given a kingly preferential and presidential treatment.

Fast forward to 2016. We were told he’s a reformed Democrats but it’s visible to the blind now that leopards cannot change their skin.

Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the 1999 Constitution as amended made it clear that we have different arms of government, which are to work harmoniously but independent.

However, the reformed Democrat has suspended the Constitution, and has instead become not just the chief executive, but also the head of the Judiciary and Legislative arms.

Case studies to that effect is with the likes of Kanu, Olisa Metuh, Dasuki, Azibaola Roberts and now FFK who were denied bail on grounds known only to their Lords.

In their wisdom cum judgement, the court in different sittings stated that the aforementioned names had corruption charges hoovering over them, even where there exist no prima facie case against them.

Juxtaposite that to the application of the Justice Decree for Northerners. A high Court sitting in Lagos, granted the former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, the PERMISSION to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s lesser Hajj otherwise known as Umra.

Obviously, different Justice for the Northerners and another Justice for non-Northerners as witness in 1984 is back in full swing.

As far as a Buhari is concerned; all Nigerians are born equal, but some Nigerians are more equal than the others. A case of Animal farm

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