SERAP to Buhari: Respect Rule of Law, Enforce Court Order
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has once again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the rule of law and constitutionalism of the country, by enforcing court judgments.
SERAP made the call on Friday in a statement signed by its deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, in which it listed some of the judgments it accused Buhari of not enforcing which included;
“The judgment by Justice M. Idris ordering his government to publish spending details of stolen funds recovered by governments since 1999.
“The judgment by Justice Oguntoyinbo ordering the federal government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly and directing the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors, etc to collect such pensions.
“The judgment by Justice Mohammed Idris ordering the prosecution of senior lawmakers suspected of padding and stealing N481 billion from the 2016 budget; and the publication of the report of investigations into the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.
“The judgment by Justice Obiozor ordering the immediate release of names of companies that have received public funds to execute electricity projects but have failed to carry out any projects and payment details to electricity contractors since 1999,” the statemnt added.
SERAP also urged Buhari to encourage the National Assembly and governors to ban the purchase of new cars and to use the savings to pay workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlements.”