A Lagos-based constitutional lawyer, Fred Agbaje, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s boycott of his trip to Rivers state for the much-publicised Ogoni Clean-Up exercise is not a sign of cowardice.
Agbaje said the president must have acted on security advice not to attend the exercise.
“No President of any country can act without any security advice. If the security advice is not okay or negatively permissive of the president’s journey, then the best thing is to call it off. So, I don’t believe it is a sign of cowardice, but rather a submission to security advice”.
“It is better to heed the advice and stay away instead of going there to cause unnecessary tension. Those boys are heavily armed” he said.