Rights group condemns Dambazau’s nomination
The group, which cited Section 147 (1&3) of the Nigerian Constitution that stipulates that every state must be represented at the Federal cabinet, said Dambazau’s nomination “is like robbing the people of Kano State what belongs to them.”
In a communiqué released after the group’s national coordinating committee’s meeting in Akure, Ondo State and signed by its convener, Ifeanyi Odilli, the CNCRA urged President Buhari “to uphold his electioneering promises to Nigerians which among others, include complete eradication of corruption.
“We also want to call his attention to his statement “I belong to nobody, I belong to everybody” which means in simple literature, that he does not belong to the corrupt capitalists and that he was to put the interest of every nation that makes up Nigeria before any other interest.”
The CNCRA also expressed disappointment with the statement made by a ministerial nominee from Oyo State, Adebayo Shittu, who while answering a question during his screening by the Senate, said he couldn’t make any comment on Boko Haram because he didn’t want to die.
“To us, he who cannot lay down his life for his nation is not fit to represent that country in any capacity. In view of this, we call President Buhari to protect his good name and integrity by ensuring that the two names mentioned above are not sworn in to the Federal cabinet, particularly Danbazau as we are set to challenge his nomination in a law court”, the group stressed.