The Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has endorsed the clean bill of health issued by the Federal government of Nigeria to the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai over the controversy on his family’s acquisition of a property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The group has also backed the position of the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice Alhaji Abubakar Malami on the legal imbroglio between Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and his fellow PDP’S ex-Gubernatorial aspirant Mr. Uche Ogah in which the nation’s Chief Law Officer had urged all parties to maintain status quo and await the final appellate decision of the Competent Appellate Courts of Law.
National Coordinator of HURIWA Emmanuel Onwubiko reiterated the groups stance that the Chief of Army Staff has consistently maintained the highest standards of transparency and accountability regarding all his official and private financial dealings. It also urge ethnic-oriented organization such as Afenifere to constructively back the leadership of the Nigerian Army under Lt. Gen Buratai in his resolute determination to rout the armed terrorists of Boko Haram.
HURIWA says elder Statesmen must guide against activities of blackmailers targeted against the Army High Command and must as committed patriots stop being misled by the lies being spread by blackmailers over the Dubai property traced to General Buratai as nothing points to financial wrong doings on the part of the Army Chief.