An online news platform, SIGNAL, has joined The Punch in addressing President Buhari as a military dictator in protest against the lawlessness under his administration.
Earlier today, The Punch vowed to henceforth address President Buhari by his military titles. An excerpt from their article reads:
“As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law”.
Joining in protest, SIGNAL issued their own statement which reads:
“NOTICE | As a show of protest for the consistent disregard for the rule of law and clampdown on freedom of expression in #Nigeria, we shall henceforth address President Muhammadu @MBuhari with the prefix: ‘Dictator’ in all our publications”.
They went on to publish their first article which referred the President as a dictator.