A social media revolt has trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of two judges as justices of the Supreme Court.
The social media backlash was triggered by news on Tuesday, October 11, after Buhari requested the Senate to consider and confirm the nomination two judges of the Supreme Court from the northern part of the country.
According to a letter from the president read by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, the nominated judges are Sidi Bage, Nasarawa state, north central; and Paul Jauro, Taraba state, north east.
As soon as news filtered in about the president’s nominations, some Nigerians from other parts of the country passed a bias verdict on the list.
Comments that trailed the news on the nomination queried why names from the southern and eastern part of Nigeria are often omitted in most Buhari appointments.
Others suggested that the new appointment were tilted towards favouring the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
See some reactions below:
Meanwhile, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has accused senior lawyers of corrupting judges.
Sagay, reacting to the recent arrest and detention of two justices of the Supreme Court and two High Court judges by the DSS queried where the sum of N360m allegedly seized from one of the judge’s residence came from.
Sagay said respect for judges is based on their conduct, record and attitude, adding that when that conduct fails, then they have exposed themselves to the situation in which they are treated.
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