Maina: I’ve No Intention To Ridicule Jonathan

Maina: I’ve No Intention To Ridicule Jonathan

Maina: I’ve No Intention To Ridicule Jonathan
Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, on Sunday said his going to court was not to ridicule the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Maina, in a statement by the spokesperson of PRTT, Mr. Hassan Salihu, was reacting to the comments by the chairman, Senate Committee on State and Local Government, Senator Kabiru Gaya (ANPP, Kano South) that he was ridiculing Jonathan’s government by going to court to seek redress.

He said, “The PRTT would like to respectfully inform Senator Gaya that there is no civilised place or country on earth where going to court translates into ridiculing anybody or institution. Going to court is a basic requirement of a polite and modern democratic society.

“Nigeria is not anarchical, the court of law is the only hope of every helpless person like Maina; for this reason, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria confers on him as a right to sue and be sued. No institution or person is too big before the court or any person to be considered too little to institute a case in the court against anyone.”

The PRTT boss had dragged the Senate, Inspector-General of Police and six other respondents to a Federal High Court in Abuja to enforce his fundamental human rights.

The case comes up today (Monday) for mention.

Meanwhile, a group, Youth Alliance for Good Governance and National Unity, on Sunday urged members of the National Assembly to review the nation’s criminal and penal codes.

A statement by the National Coordinator of YAGGANU, Mr. Reuben Akpan, and General Secretary, Mr. Abu Temitope, noted that the development would reduce the incidence of corruption in the country.

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