Emergency Rule Nullifies Rights But Democratic Structure Is Sustained – Lawyer

Emergency Rule Nullifies Rights But Democratic Structure Is Sustained – Lawyer

Emergency Rule Nullifies Rights But Democratic Structure Is Sustained – Lawyer

A legal practitioner, Liborous Oshoma, has explained that the retention of democratic structure in the three northern states where state of emergency is declared is constitutional.

According Mr Oshoma, who was a guest on Channels TV breakfast programme; Sunrise Daily, the antecedence whereby a former President removed sitting governors and suspended state assemblies after he declared a state of emergency on the state was wrong and unconstitutional.

The lawyer explained that state of emergency only nullifies the collective individual rights of residents in the state so that the military and security operatives can amongst other issues, arrest at random and as well detain the arrested longer than the 48 hours stipulated by the constitution before charging to court.

He further adds that state of emergency nullifies rights but retains democratic structure which allows the state assembly to function just as every other system of government including the police, Secret Service, Civil Defence corp and many others.

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