Don’t start religious conflict, HURIWA warns CJN
Civil Rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has expressed utter and absolute shock at the failure of the chief Justice of Nigeria, Muhammad Tanko in addressing the critical issue of the desecration of the temple of justice by the department of state services (DSS) but is more focused on instigating possible religious conflict by advocating full sharia law in the Nigerian constitution.
They called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to sack Tanko before he plunges the nation into religious conflicts with his self-centered campaign for sharia law to be included fully in the constitution.
In a statement by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA urged NJC to call Tanko to order and stop over heating the polity in the guise of promoting his attachment to his religion or get him removed from office immediately since he is attempting to defecate on the Constitution of Nigeria as it were and for his negligence of duty by failing to defend judicial integrity, judicial independence and the principle of separation of powers.
HURIWA also accused Tanko of attempting to re-ignite religious crises by stating that Muslims should be blamed for their lukewarm attitude towards moving the Sharia forward in Nigeria, advising that there should for a change of attitude to propel Sharia to certain level of advancement even as he recalled that since the issue of Sharia was introduced in Nigeria, there has been no meaningful progress till date.