Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has lambasted Garba Shehu, a Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, over what it described as unbridled inclinations and unwholesome disrespect validated to Roman Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah.
HURIWA accused Shehu of having used his terms carelessly withinside the rejoinder he issued toward Kukah’s presentation to the American Congress recently.
The rights organisation believes that Kukah’s statement to americaA congress Committee on Foreign Affairs wanted now now not to have generated controversy if now now not that Nigeria underneath President Muhammadu Buhari has degenerated to a Banana Republic in which the elected leaders have grew to turn out to be themselves into tyrants who are scared of the truth.
I his declaration in advance than the Congress, as reported, the cleric had,among extraordinary things, alleged that Christians were being targeted through manner of approach of insurgents and bandits and Buhari end up showing preference for human beings of his religion and ethnic employer in subjects of appointments and withinside the enforcement of the relevant guidelines and jail framework toward the developing insecurity.
Angered with the useful resource of the use of this, Garba Shehu, in a scathing response on behalf of the Presidency, described the cleric’s allegations as faux and lambasted the reputable Bishop.
Shehu considered it “troubling at the same time as a so-called man of the Church copies the worst excesses of those searching out non-public improvement in public office.”
The Presidency moreover expressed disappointment that some citizens threw their weight withinside the returned of Kukah following his comments.
However, HURIWA, in its reaction through the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf said that Shehu has most effective succeeded in celebrating his scanty information of the Constitution via making unintelligent and insensitive remarks
HURIWA has asked Shehu to do a quick full-size programme on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 so he’s conscious the fuller intents of the relevant sections that talk to the issues of Federal person principles.
The Rights organization said the Federal person of Nigeria includes the truth that Nigeria is a country with dominant religions of Christians and Moslems and others which incorporates African traditional worshippers.
“We absolutely suggest the presentation made via His Lordship the Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto for the ones are information which can be empirical and we are witnesses to the ongoing nepotistic appointments of President Muhammadu Buhari and the steady killings of Christian clerics with the useful resource of the usage of Islamists are data which the President can’t cowl from.”