Former Nigerian vice president and the peoples democratic party [PDP] presidential candidate for the February 2019 presidential elections, Atiku Abubakar has on Tuesday said that the global human community abhors dictatorial regimes to celebrate the Human Right Day.
The former vice president has called for an immediate release of all prisoners of good conscience in Nigeria and demand a jettisoning of repressive legislation against free speech in the country.
Atiku was defeated by President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress [APC] in February 2019, presidential election to return to office for the second team.
According to history, on December 10th, every year marks the celebration of Human Right Day to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and reflect on the progress made to date protecting Human Rights.
However, Atiku stated that the country must uphold the painstakingly developed universal human rights principles that sustain peace, justice, and sustainable development. A country with diminished human rights is a country that is stepping backward into a darker past when the powerful could prey on the powerless with little or no moral or legal restraint.
The December 10th Human Rights celebration day is tremendous activism notably by young people around the world who have been standing up and speaking for their rights to a future of justice, peace and equal opportunities.
In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which represents “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”
Human Rights are “the recognition of the inalienable dignity of human beings, to be free of discrimination, inequality, or distinction of any kind, human dignity is universal, equal and inalienable.
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