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Lawyer Faults Buhari On Military Command

Abioye Olarewaju, Ilorin

An Ilorin based Constitutional Lawyer; Mr. Deji Gbadeyan has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari on relocation of the Military High Command from Abuja to Maiduguri, Borno State.

Gbadeyan who said this yesterday in an interview with our correspondent also described President Buhari’s announcement of local government autonomy in his inaugural speech as hasty.

He pointed out that president Buhari adopting military fiat on resolving national issues was capable of setting the presidency on collision course with the National and State Assemblies and the governors.

The Lawyer said the President ought to have waited for more briefings on those issues rather than taking steps on policy matters from the perspective of a President-elect.

Gbadeyan noted that Federal Government did not relocate military High command from Lagos to the Eastern Region in order to win the Biafra war.

“As President-elect, Gen. Buhari has not had the opportunity of meting both the military and other security operatives on Boko Haram to know the necessary steps needed to stem the insurgency,” he said.

The Lawyer expressed fear that what the President perceived to be solution might not be the panacea to terrorism until he was fully briefed.

“Similarly, local government autonomy is enshrined in the constitution, but being wrongly applied to suit the interest of those denying LGA autonomy.

“Therefore, the President needs the cooperation of the eight National and State Assemblies which have not been inaugurated and that of the governors before he could make such pronouncement,” Gbadeyan added

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