Muhammadu Buhari, did he cease to be president of Nigeria? Yes, according to the local press group PUNCH which holds the high drama to the strongman of Abuja for « human rights violations ».
This is perhaps the most significant event of this Tuesday in Nigeria. It is simply an editorial of the PUNCH newspaper entitled « Buhari’s Anarchy: Our Position ».
« As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our printed newspapers, The PUNCH, PUNCH Saturday, PUNCH Sunday, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, especially punchng.com ) will now prefix Buhari with his rank of military dictator in the 1980s, the general of division, and refer to his administration as a regime, until he puts an end to his unbearable disregard for the rule of law. » .
An « impeachment » that proceeds from the case of Omoyele Sowore, he who was returned last Friday to prison by the State Security Department (DSS, State Security Service), Nigerian intelligence service at a hearing of his trial.
Yet the « pro-democracy » journalist and initiator of the « Revolution Now » protest movement was the beneficiary of a bail granted last March by the Abuja Federal Court.
Once upon a time, … General Buhari
Which court prosecutes him for several counts including treason, money laundering and harassment against the President of the Republic.
According to PUNCH’s columnist, this is not the only case where the government is working on a court decision.
Thus, « Buhari should no longer deserve to be called president. We will now call him Major General Muhammadu Buhari, « PUNCH wrote.
It remains to be seen what will be the reaction of Abuja to this output hailed, but considered too daring by observers.
Meanwhile, the body also recalled that before being elected for the first time in 2015, Muhammadu Buhari led Nigeria between 1983 and 1985 after deposing another general Ibrahim Babangida.
And other observers indicate that the current tenant of the Aso-Rock Villa Presidential Palace in Abuja had also played a key role in the Biafra war (1967-1970) which killed more than 140,000 people and more than 2 million refugees.