TVC E. The National President, Alaowei Ebikonbowei, of a group called the Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, (FHRACC), on Saturday (1st of April 2017) has threatened to institute legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to declare his health status, as well as the amount he spent to treat himself in the United Kingdom.
Ebikonbowei stated that the refusal of the Government to disclose the money spent on the President’s health was the greatest disservice to Nigerians.
The stated that concealing such vital information from the public was “corruption” itself, noting that President Buhari was under obligation, both in law and under all known conventional practices to be accountable to the people who gave him their mandate.
“We believed that there is no security threat for Buhari to declare his health to Nigerians and or furnish us with the money he has spent on his health.
“Concealing such vital information from the prying public is to say the least corruption itself. If security should be an excuse from disclosing public money the Government has spent on public servants, then the law can also preclude public office holders from declaring their assets as required by the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.
“The Government cannot be flouting the relevant provisions of the laws of the land, especially the Freedom of Information Act and the 1999 Constitution. We are calling on the Government to do what is right in the eyes of the law, otherwise we may take some necessary legal steps to compel it to do the right thing.
“President Buhari sworn an oath to protect the laws of the land and not to breach them with impunity. It’s for public good, public safety and public morality that Mr President informs Nigerians of the details of his health and how much he has spent to treat himself. This is the demonstration of the Government’s sincerity in upholding its much chorused “Change Must Begin With Me”, a new national orientation that it has introduced to Nigerians”, he said.