DON’T LET FED GOVT USURP YOUR POWERS, SOYINKA WARNS STATES

Written by on March 31, 2020

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka yesterday warned governors and members
of the National Assembly to watch against any attempt by the Federal
Government to usurp their powers.

Soyinka questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s power to impose a
14-day curfew on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, in a bid to contain the
Coronavirus pandemic.

He invited states and the lawmakers to determine whether the president
acted in accordance with the law.

The playwright, who on Monday completed his 14-day self-isolation
after returning from the United States, stated this in a statement titled
‘Between covid and constitutional encroachment’.

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