…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Former Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, who represented Bauchi North in the National Assembly, has refuted claims that he used his wife to influence court cases.
This denial comes in response to his previous statement where he mentioned influencing his wife, Zainab Bulkachuwa, a former President of the Court of Appeal, during her tenure.
Outrage over Bulkachuwa’s Statement:
Bulkachuwa’s comments during the Senate Valedictory Session sparked outrage among Nigerians both on social media and offline.
However, his opportunity to elaborate on the matter was cut short by Senate President Ahmed Lawan, who presided over the session.
Bulkachuwa’s Clarification in the BBC Hausa Interview:
During an interview with BBC Hausa, Bulkachuwa clarified his stance, emphasizing that he has never infringed upon his wife’s professional autonomy or attempted to manipulate her judgments in court cases.
He asserted that his words were misinterpreted and that Lawan did not allow him to specify the nature of the assistance his wife provided.
Nature of Assistance:
Bulkachuwa intended to elaborate on the specific ways in which his wife supported him.
He wanted to emphasize that professionals in various fields, such as law, medicine, or engineering, can offer support within their respective roles.
It is crucial to note that this assistance does not involve any illegal or unethical activities.
Personal Relationship with His Wife:
Bulkachuwa emphasized that in his personal relationship with his wife, discussions regarding the manipulation of court cases or interference with her office are nonexistent.
He expressed respect for her professional autonomy and affirmed that such matters are not even a topic of conversation within their home.
Former Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa vehemently denies using his wife’s influence to manipulate court cases.
He clarifies that his intentions were misconstrued and that he respects his wife’s professional independence.
Bulkachuwa intended to highlight the legitimate support spouses can provide in their respective fields without engaging in any illegal or unethical activities.
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