…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has strongly criticized former Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, following the recent controversial statement made by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, representing Bauchi North.
During the Senate Valedictory Session, Bulkachuwa admitted to influencing the decisions of his wife, Zainab Bulkachuwa, a former President of the Court of Appeal, while she held office.
The remark was met with interruption from Lawan, who presided over the session.
However, Bulkachuwa’s comments sparked outrage among Nigerians, both on social media and beyond.
Responding to the situation, Oby Ezekwesili took to Twitter and demanded that the confession video be played to the Justices of the Presidential Election Tribunal in a live broadcast.
In her view, Bulkachuwa’s statement is indicative of the corruption within Nigeria’s judiciary and politicians, jeopardizing the country’s democracy.
Ezekwesili further criticized Ahmed Lawan for attempting to cover up the confession, calling on the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to establish an investigation panel to address the matter.
She expressed her sentiments, stating, “The Nigerian Judiciary and a corrupted political class are steadily confirming how they trade our Democracy.
What was that Senator saying in the Senate Chamber again? The outgone Senate President @DrAhmadLawan should be ashamed of himself for covering up a confession of the crime.”
In addition, Ezekwesili urged the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to promptly initiate an investigation into all election cases handled by Zainab Bulkachuwa during her tenure as the President of the Appeal Court.
She emphasized the need for integrity within the country’s judiciary.
Concluding her remarks, Ezekwesili lamented the loss of trust in Nigeria’s justice system, emphasizing that the judiciary and the broader justice system must regain their credibility.
She referenced the lessons that can be learned from the Kenyan experience and questioned whether Nigeria would follow suit in upholding justice and integrity.
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