A leading media house in Nigeria, Punch has taken a daring stand on the pattern of the ruling of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria.
The media house in its editorial publication on Wednesday accused the Buhari-led administration of flagrant disregard for “human rights and its battering of other arms of government and our democratic institutions.”
The media house criticized violation of rights and attacks on the citizens, the courts, the press and civic society prevalent under the current administration, saying the President is operating as if the country is under a military regime.
The statement also condemned the invasion of the court premises by operatives of the State Security Service on Friday in an attempt to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore.
Meanwhile, the action of the top-flight media house has also attracted the attention of the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
According to Femi-Fani Kayode who made his reaction via his twitter handle said media house has shown immense courage by calling out the presidency. He also called for other media houses were to display the same high degree of responsibility, good sense, decency and courage that the Punch has done.
@MobilePunch has shown immense courage by calling @Buhari out. Kudos to them! If more of our media houses were to display the same high degree of responsibility, good sense, decency and courage that the Punch has done on this occassion, Buhari would have been history long ago.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) December 11, 2019