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Thursday, 19 May 2016

BETWEEN ECOWAS, NIGERIAN STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND HUMAN RIGHT SOVEREIGNTY

BETWEEN ECOWAS, NIGERIAN STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND HUMAN RIGHT SOVEREIGNTY

By Chijioke Ifeanyi
For Family Writers

Buhari has said and through his ministers posited that Nigeria is a sovereign state, that nobody will tell her what to do or decide for her. Nigeria will kill anybody, imprison anybody, trample on human right and do anything that pleases her with the lives of Biafrans and Nnamdi Kanu hence they are calling for Biafra to be carved out of Nigeria. While this is a threat to general existence of mankind, it yet mocks the 1984 declaration on human right which states that ‘Human right shall be protected without boundaries’. While ECOWAS have been approached for justice, Buhari has asked ECOWAS to hands off the case as it has no right to her sovereignty. The question remains has ECOWAS right to defend human right sovereignty? If this is the case, Nigeria state sovereignty is about to collide with human right sovereignty. I trust ECOWAS to control the blood sucking monster called ‘Nigerian state sovereignty’ state sovereignty to be above human existence and human right is an affront on creation.

The federal government of Nigeria recently made it clear that Nigeria is a sovereign state and must remain indivisible. They went on to justify her abuse of human right in her case with Nnamdi Kanu.  This they did without discretion or consideration. Buhari said it arrogantly and made it clear that the life of Nnamdi Kanu or his right does not matter hence he is calling for the division of Nigeria. You can talk of your right and your life in Nigeria only when you don’t come near anything self-determination.

This is pure madness and misinterpretation of sovereignty, Nigeria under Buhari in a democratic setting is desperate and her desperation tends to blind reason, deviate from international obligation and abuse fundamental rights that sovereignty has no power on. This is a clear justification that Nigeria exist on the blood of innocent people. If the existence of Nigeria is a threat or that Nigeria cannot exist without violating human right or taking human life, then one would wonder what sovereignty is all about.   Sovereignty cannot be a monopoly of impunity, human degradation and denial of right to live.

Sovereignty is not a guarantee for the abuse of human right because human right is sacrosanct and this is a connection Nigerian government is unaware of. Your sovereignty gives you right to oppose external influence and take your decisions irrespective of external position. But in the circumstance human right is at risk, it becomes paramount that right must be respected as it is protected without boundaries. You cannot rightly violate the right of a man and illegally confront him for having a different belief. If sovereignty is a license to kill, then I wonder the kind of world we are in.

Nigerian government is not living up to expectation in terms of respecting or adhering to her duly signed obligations. There is the need to firstly assess the activities of Nnamdi Kanu and understand that she ‘Nigeria’ gave Nnamdi Kanu the right to aspire for self-determination when she in 2007 signed the declaration on the right of Indigenous People. The subject matter in this issue should be how Nnamdi Kanu has fared in his quest and not the quest itself because the quest is a legitimate one- as a matter of fact, legitimatized by Nigeria.

Nigerian courts have fumbled and are under influenced that justice cannot be dispensed as it ought to; the case between Nnamdi and the DSS has followed a process that is strange. Having shown act of contempt, Buhari went further to making prejudicial statements. In December he ordered that Kanu should not be given bail. And even while the matter is before appeal court, Buhari has gone on and told the court that nobody should give Nnamdi Kanu any justice. While he would rather drown the judges should they legally or rightly release his prisoner of conscience. Hence it is crucial judges he cannot drown handle the matter without fear and favour. This is where ECOWAS court comes in by striking out the submission made by Nigeria that it should hands off the case.

Finally, recall that it all started from magistrate court where Buhari was conquered, they took it to high court and Buhari was conquered again but he refused defeat. He however gave the case to Tsoho who rules today and contradicts himself on the next ruling, all in effort to please Buahri who ordered for Kanu’s head. The matter is characterized by unruly acts that show inability to try Nnamdi Kanu and hence this is the case, ECOWAS court is due to adjudicate.

2 comments

  1. Buhari uses the EFCC, DSS, the POLICE/ARMY and the JUDICIARY to kill, intimidate, oppress and denied the masses and protesters for Biafra self-determination the right to justice.. unfortunately Buhari has no choice than to swallow the bitter pill.. free Kanu/Biafra.. Let justice prevail.

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  2. Simply excellent write-up. I'm so proud of Biafra family writers. You guys are simply the best, brightest and most courageous writers on the planet. There is no comparison between your essays, articles, reports, etc. with that journalists and reporters from the zoo. Please keep up the great, awesome and divine work. Victory is sure because truth makes one free. Truth is light and brings salvation, deliverance, and freedom. We are free indeed.

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