Major General: Rights group commends Punch for giving Buhari new title

A rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has commended Punch Newspapers for its resolve to start addressing President Muhammadu Buhari as a Major General.

Punch had announced this in its editorial on Wednesday as a sign of protest for the president’s defiance to rule of law in Nigeria.

Intersociety in a press statement made available to DAILY POST in Awka, said the stated was commendable, and has also reinforced its own earlier resolve not to address serving Justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Nigeria as “Their Lordships”.

The statement signed by its Board of Trustees chairman, Emeka Umeagbalasi read, “The step taken by the Editorial Board and Management of Punch has reinforced similar bold step…

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