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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Call Okupe to order — Huriwa to Jonathan

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to caution his senior special assistant on media, Dr. Doyin Okupe to stop engaging in unnecessary media war- fare with the legislative arm of government as that would imperil the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.

HURIWA in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and national media officer, Zainab Yusuf said the confrontational postures adopted by Okupe, will only portray the country before the global community as a highly politically unstable polity and drive away willing foreign direct investments.

The group said there are more decent way of going about the duties and functions of the offices of the media affairs assistants to the president without necessarily sounding highly condescending and disrespectful to properly constituted authorities of other arms of government.

‘’There is clearly a difference between war -time propaganda and professional media and public affairs’ management of the person and office of the high office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who in the first place was given the mandate by the members of the general public for a specified tenure in accordance with the tenets and principles of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 as amended, the group stated.

HURIWA also carpeted the presidential aide for trying to undermine the constitutional powers of the National Assembly by making “Phantom allegations” that the hierarchy of the national legislature tried to rubbish the 2013 budget proposal presented by President Jonathan on Wednesday October 10th 2012 “even when the contrary is the case with all the recorded evidence available before the dis-cerning members of the public.”

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