Wike’s ban on Igbo meetings, ‘unconstitutional,’ says HURIWA

Obinwannem News Wike's ban on Igbo meetings, 'unconstitutional,' says HURIWA

Civil rights advocacy group HURIWA (Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria), has condemned the ban placed by Rivers State governor Nyesom Wikea, on a proposed meeting by an Igbo group, ‘United Igbo Council,’ held in the State.

The group said the order appereared “unconstitutional,” and a like of “apartheid policy”.

This was released in a statement by the National Cordinator, HURIWA, comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko. He advised the governor to desist from actions that portrays him as lawless emperor, who has no regard for the constitutional rights and freedom of Nigerian citizens.

“Wike actions is not different from the expulsion of Femi Falana from Portharcourt, Rivers state in an attempt to frustrate the vigorous defense being put forward by the legal team that represented the then Ogoni right Activist, Dr Ken Saro Wiwa,” the statement reads.

Additionally, the group reminded Wike that power is transient, saying” any governor throwing around some imaginary super manpower, should know that soon, they will be out of power and they will be appropriately addressed as former governor”.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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