The former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s imposition of lockdown in some parts of the country.
Melaye in a statement issued on Sunday via his Facebook said the decision was unconstitutional as the president has no such powers.
“You will recall that I had a broadcast one week ago asking the for the lockdown of Abuja and Lagos. This buttresses the fact that I support measures to contain the Coronavirus pandemic but, it must be done in accordance with the law.
“Nigeria is practicing constitutional Democracy and it is an absurdity for the President to take over the affairs of any state of the federation without the express approval of the State House of Assembly, “ he said.