The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, under fire following report that he wrote a secret memo to President Muhammad Buhari.
According to the report, the memo was dated May 4, 2021. In it, Malami advised the presidency to declare a State of Emergency in order to totally resolve the nation’s (in)security issues.
The report in part reads: “Mr Malami, in the eight-page ‘secret memo’ dated May 4, 2021, told Mr Buhari that insecurity across Nigeria had reached a level that could no longer be checked by existing democratic techniques, saying only a state of emergency promulgated by the president can help return the country to tranquillity.
“The essence of the declaration is to allow for suspension of constitutional and legal bureaucratic bottlenecks pertaining to matters of National Security with particular regards to fundamental rights guaranteed under Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution and processes and procedures relating to procurements, among others,” People’s Gazette reported.
However, the AGF debunked the news in a statement issued through his spokesman, Umar Gwandu. He said: “disregard the media report as fabrications of anti-constitutional democratic stability in Nigeria.”
However, his statement debunking the news could not convince many Nigerians who have chosen to drag him on social media after dedicating yesterday to thrashing President Buhari and Lai Mohammed for the Civil war tweets.
@emmaikumeh said: “Wait ooh, so Malami is advising the President to declare a state of emergency nationwide. It’s time, we hit the street.. These people don’t behave like reasonable human beings. We need a massive and coordinated protest Nationwide.”
@DE_COMMUNICATOR said: “- Malami advises Buhari to declare state of emergency, thunder fire him
– if Buhari declares state of emergency, thunder fire him
– thunder fire the person wey dey make Dem change Nigeria to United African Republic / Alkebulan and Remi Tinubu”
“If not that you allowed your Government to be worthless, why should a one time military president be advised on declaring SOE ( State of Emergency ) Seems they’ve run out of options 😭😭 Sucks being a Nigerian I swear. We are not Worth even N500 in the presence of oda nations,” @Hollywoodmcush1 said.
“Under #Buhari they want to declare a state of emergency, the name Nigeria is bad & United Africa Republic is good, they declared #IPOB terrorist honestly wike is an abomination; all locality has been dominated by fulani herdsmen killing & raping. bubu has destroyed the foundation.”