Soyinka Slams President Buhari Over Decision To Set Aside Rule Of Law In The Interest Of National Security
The President of Nigeria has been condemned by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka for saying rule of law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation's security and national interest. Soyinka and Buhari Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for saying that rule of law can be suspended for the sake of national security, according to a report by Punch. The intellectual made this known at the opening of the 58th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja on Sunday, said, “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest.” In a statement titled, ‘Buhari’s Pernicious Doctrine’, Soyinka said he was thankful that Nigerians were being given an advance warning of what is to come. The Nobel laureate recalled that during his rule as a military dictator, Buhari locked up journalists under the guise of ‘national security.’ He said, “Here we go again!