PDP Chieftain Raises Concerns over Fundamental Human Rights in Tinubu Administration

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Bwala, has expressed doubts about the ability of the Bola Tinubu administration to uphold the fundamental human rights of individuals.


Bwala’s concerns stem from the ongoing detention of the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Questioning Respect for Fundamental Human Rights:

In an interview with Arise News, Bwala criticized the Tinubu government for what he perceived as a disregard for the fundamental human rights of Emefiele and Bawa.

He pointed out that the government’s handling of their cases suggested a lack of respect for these rights.

Bwala highlighted the importance of preserving Emefiele’s freedom and emphasized the need for transparency regarding the charges brought against him.

Government Accountability:

Bwala further discussed Bawa’s removal and arrest, emphasizing the importance of government accountability.

He called on the President to ensure that the actions of his administration are coordinated and transparent.


Bwala questioned whether Bawa’s rights had been observed and stressed that if there was an order to detain him, it should have been disclosed to the Nigerian people.

Bwala expressed concerns about the confusion that could arise from institutions responsible for anti-corruption matters also handling state security issues, potentially leading to rivalry between agencies.

Threats to Institutional Integrity:

Bwala went on to express his worries about the state of institutions under threat.

He cited an incident where an individual facing multiple criminal charges was granted an audience with the president and publicly made unsubstantiated accusations against the Nigerian Army.

Bwala argued that such actions undermined the foundations of the institutions involved and called for the President to take charge and coordinate the developments occurring around him.


Daniel Bwala’s remarks highlight concerns over the respect for fundamental human rights and the need for government accountability in the Bola Tinubu administration.

The continued detention of Emefiele and Bawa, along with perceived threats to institutional integrity, raise questions about the handling of these cases and the direction of governance.

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