CDHR Warns Ambode Against Anti-masses Policies
THE Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has sent a strong warning to the new governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi
Ambode to prepare for showdown or social revolution, should he toe the same line of obnoxious and anti-masses policies of former Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration.
It noted that through its field officers, coupled with complaints of victimisation and human rights violations, that there was abuse of office and high level of fundamental human rights violations by the state government and its agents under the outgone administration for eight years.
In a World Press Conference held in Lagos, addressed by its chairman, Comrade Buna Isiak, he stated that absence of sustainable development plans channeled to meet the needs of the people has resulted into callous acts by government and pains of the masses.
He said, “For instance, demolition and evacuation of existing market structures in public places without providing alternatives to the displaced traders, forceful evictions of people from their original settlements and houses without settlement are all callous.”
Isiak noted that the enactment of various laws by government as the basis for attainment of mega-city does more harm than good to the residents of the state, with attendant unemployment, absence of affordable houses, water, affordable market structures against the provision of Chapter 2 of the 1999 Constitution, which is “Direct Principle And Objectives Of The State.” disappears without traces,” he said.
He promised that the CDHR would work with Ambode’s administration if he would commit to people oriented policies that will elevate the social and economic life of the masses.