Ozekhome Knocks Buhari Over Extension Of IGP’s Tenure

‘It’s Arbitrary’ — Ozekhome Hits Buhari Over Extension Of IGP’s Tenure
Mike Ozekhome

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is wrong for extending the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Recall that President Buhari extended the tenure of the IGP for three months having reached the mandatory retirement age.

Ozekhome described the President’s action as, “unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful, questionable, arbitrary, whimsical, capricious.”

He added that the president usually engages in a fire-brigade approach to appoint members of his cabinet.

The human rights lawyer stated this on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.

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Ozekhome made a reference to how US President Joe Biden assembled his cabinet before the January 20th inauguration, adding that Buhari should have appointed a replacement for Adamu before the expiration of his tenure.

“The president was wrong to have purportedly extended the tenure of Mr Adamu,” he said.

“Did he not see what just happened in America that we modeled our democracy after? Before Biden was sworn in on the 20th of January, he had already assembled his entire cabinet.

“A fire-brigade approach and doing the things that are unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful, unconscionable, arbitrary, whimsical and capricious are the present acts of Mr President.”

Ozekhome argued that the Nigerian police force has its own rules and regulations different from the civil service, adding that the tenure extension of Adamu contravened the Nigeria police act of 2020.