– Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, describes the travel ban imposed on some Nigerians as undemocratic and a violation of the constitution
– Abubakar urges the current administration to go to court and obtain a court order if it wants to curtail the rights of Nigerians, adding that anything short of this is unconstitutional and extrajudicial
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised alarm over the travel ban imposed by the federal government on 50 Nigerians.
Abubakar, on Sunday afternoon, October 14, warned that the travel ban was capable of devastating the Nigerian economy, and could at worse plunge the most-populous black nation into anarchy, Premium Times reports.
The presidential candidate in a statement from his campaign office said the action by the president in imposing the ban was undemocratic and contravenes the sworn oath to abide by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He urged the current administration go to court and obtain a court order if it wants to curtail the rights of Nigerians, adding that anything short of this was unconstitutional and extrajudicial.
Meanwhile, a former national security adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and seven ex- ministers have been reportedly barred from travelling out of the country under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued on Saturday, October 13, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The restriction followed the judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6).
The watch-list and restriction were put in place pending the conclusion of the cases against those affected. On the watch list, according to The Nation, are: ex-governors Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun); and Ibrahim Shehu Shema (Katsina).
The ex-ministers allegedly on the list are are Nenadi Usman, Bashir Yuguda, Jumoke Akinjide; Bala Mohammed; Abba Moro; Femi Fani-Kayode; and Ahmadu Fintiri
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