- A fomer US ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has lashed out at the federal goverment
- Campbell said that Nigeria's international reputation has been damaged
- The diplomat accused the presidency of disloyalty to the rule of law with special reference to the DSS' re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore
The federal government has been accused of destroying Nigeria's reputation on the international scene following its alleged disobedience to court orders and disloyalty to the rule of law.
The claim was made by John Campbell, a former United State (US) ambassador to Nigeria on Thursday, December 19, as he made reference to the ordeal of Omoyele Sowore at the hands of the Department of States Service (DSS), Premium Times reports.
Campbell said: “The state security service assault on a courtroom and the re-arrest of Sowore has already damaged the country’s international reputation.”
He expressed fears that the media in Nigeria will come under attack following the new tag of General given to President Muhammadu Buhari by a local online news media.
The diplomat added: “The Sowore re-arrest is consolidating opposition to the president by civil society, the press, international opinion and now religious leaders."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari had said that his administration was not relenting in its effort to weed out corruption from Nigeria.
The president had said that his administration is not relenting in its effort to weed out corruption Nigeria.
He added that under his leadership there will no hesitation to follow due process which is the bedrock of governance in any democratic setting.
The president said that through Sulaiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) during the 44th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state on Saturday, December 14.
Quoting Buhari, Yusuf said: "We will not falter in our commitment to following due process, preserving the sanctity of the rule of law, battling deep-rooted corruption which has become a monster, securing lives and property of our people and revamping critical infrastructure."
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