Stop this country from going to war, group tells Buhari

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has urged the Nigerian Governors Forum to tell President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene amid the state of disarray that Nigeria was currently in.

The group said that the governors should demand that the President takes “concrete” and “statesmanly” steps to stop the nation from going to war.

In a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, the association urged the governors to stop paying eye and lip service to the President.

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HURIWA charged them to conscientiously interface with the President to see to the imperative need to act decisively to stop Nigeria from sliding into the “precipice of anarchy”.

The group said, “We hereby suggest to President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors to resolve to begin weekly meetings of the National Council of the state devoid of frivolities of entertainments and foods, but to intellectually take bold measures to canvass the immediate constitutional reforms to bring into being, effective State Police and to encourage private sector-driven security vigilantes to save Nigeria from anarchy.

“Time is ticking fast and the nation is sliding irredeemably into a state of war and it is already in a state of nature whereby life has become cheap, short, brutish and uninteresting even as might has become right in Nigeria even when the country ought to operate as a constitutional democracy.”