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President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that if anyone is displeased with the way and manner anything has been done, and feels deprived of his/her rights, then such a person is at liberty to approach the courts for redress.

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that if anyone is displeased with the way and manner anything has been done, and feels deprived of his/her rights, then such a person is at liberty to approach the courts for redress.


Reacting to the position of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which recently forbade members from dragging the party to court, the President, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina said:
“We can't deliberately deny people of their rights. We agreed that party primaries should be conducted either through direct, indirect or consensus methods, and if anyone feels unjustly treated in the process, such a person can go to court. The court should always be the last resort for the dissatisfied. For the party to outlaw the court process is not acceptable to me.”
It would be recalled that the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC had last week threatened to punish members across the country who had dragged the party to court most over the phoney primaries conducted by Oshiomhole in several states, notably Delta and Ogun, including the dubious replacements of names of winners in credible exercises. There have been calls for Oshiomhole to step down from his position following the dubious primaries and his inability to manage party affairs properly. Some pundits believe he will be forced out of office just after the elections next year.
THE APC statement said: “The Party intends to activate constitutional provisions to penalize such members as their action is capable of undermining the Party and hurt the Party's interest. “We hereby strongly advise such members to withdraw all court cases, while approaching the appropriate party organs with a view to resolving any outstanding disputes. In addition to this, aggrieved members are urged to take full advantage of the reconciliation committees the Party has put in place. “APC members should understand that as a progressive party that operates on the principle of change, it is not a matter of choice to keep to the rules.” In a related development, President Buhari, according to Adesina, also advised members to work with the reconciliation committees empanelled for the six geo-political zones by the APC, and not a purported Presidential Committee on Reconciliation, stressing that the Party is the only body authorised to constitute such committees. In another development, President Muhammadu Buhari and will be joining over 80 Heads of State to attend the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24.
The conference will be held in Katowice, Poland from December 2 – 14, 2018.
The conference is organized by the Bonn-based UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/UN Climate Change) and is presided over by Poland. The key objective of the meeting is to adopt the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Climate experts say the meeting is crucial because it ensures the true potential of the Paris Agreement can be unleashed, including ramping up climate action so that the central goal of the agreement can be achieved, namely to hold the global average temperature to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In 1992, countries joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as a framework for international cooperation to combat climate change by limiting average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and coping with impacts that were, by then, inevitable. By 1995, countries launched negotiations to strengthen the global response to climate change, and, two years later, adopted the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol legally binds developed country Parties to emission reduction targets. The Protocol's first commitment period started in 2008 and ended in 2012. The second commitment period began on 1 January 2013 and will end in 2020.
There are now 197 Parties to the Convention and 192 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. The 2015 Paris Agreement, adopted in Paris on 12 December 2015, marks the latest step in the evolution of the UN climate change regime and builds on the work undertaken under the Convention. The Paris Agreement charts a new course in the global effort to combat climate change.

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