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By Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News
A Niger Delta born activist, The CEO, King Amachree Royal Academy(Automotive academy), Mujahid Dokubo-asari has condemned the President, Muhammadu Buhari over his statement on Federation Account.
According to the post on his Facebook Profile, monitored by NAIJA CENTER NEWS, the monies entering into the account are supposed to be shared and not kept.
He advised the President to get himself a constitutional teacher, adding that he is displaying his ignorance on matters that his knowledge is grossly inadequate about.
Asari added “As devious as the Nigerian state may appear, it has a piece paper it calls its constitution and it is this document that regulates the affairs of the state…the constitution states in
Section 162(1) “The Federation shall maintain a special account to be called “the Federation Account” into which shall be paid all revenues collected by the Government of the Federation, except the proceeds from the personal income tax of the personnel of the armed forces of the Federation, the Nigeria Police Force, the Ministry or department of government charged with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.”
Subsection (2)“The President, upon the receipt of advise from the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, shall table before the National Assembly proposals for revenue allocation from the Federation Account, and in determining the formula, the National Assembly shall take into account, the allocation principles especially those of population, equality of States, internal revenue generation, land mass, terrain as well as population density.”
subsection (10) “For the purpose of subsection (1) of this section, “revenue” means any income or return accruing to or derived by the Government of the Federation from any source”
Explaining the above constitution, the former militant said “ it is manifestly lucid that there shall be a Federation Account into which “all revenues” must be paid into.
“Therefore,the talk about empty treasury clearly shows Buhari ignorance in the understanding of the clear provisions of the constitution he swore to abide by,secure,protect and defend on May 29, 2015…All proceeds of revenue into the federation account will be promptly shared amongst the federal, states,local government,commissions and agencies as stated in the constitution….The constitution did not provide for keeping any accrued revenue behind in the federation account.
In the same vein, the so-called Excesses Crude Oil account,National Reserve, Sovereign wealth account and all other accounts of whatever name or names are unknown to the constitution as the supreme law that binds all under it…It is criminal and vexatious for anyone who respect the supreme law of the land to operate outside it’s boundaries….But the likes of Buhari and Obasanjo are known abusers of the constitution and laws of the land….Who had in the past benefited from constitutional abuses.
Asari reminded Buhari that 1984 is different from 2015, adding that no one is afraid of him (The President).
He said “What Buhari fail to realize is that 1984 is not 2015….He should by now know that NOBODY IS AFRAID OF HIM AND IT TAKES TWO TO PLAY A GAME. Those who are encouraging him to use state institutions to witch hunt people should be ready for the boomerang effect of these extra-constitutional actions.”