- Senator Ahmad Lawan has accused wealthy Nigerians of buying court judgments
- Lawan said the judiciary should always be firm and ensure that justice is delivered without fear or favour in the interest of the people
- The Senate earlier summoned the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, over the state of the healthcare facilities in the country’s teaching hospital
- Lawan is contesting for the seat of the Senate president in the 9th National Assembly
Senate leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, May 29, said Nigeria is a country where very wealthy people buy judgment to the detriment of the less privileged.
Vanguard reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Yobe North said judiciary should always be firm and ensure that justice is delivered without fear or favour in the interest of the people.
The lawmaker made this known on the floor of the Senate during plenary while commenting on the request by President Muhammadu Buhari who sought for the confirmation of Abubakar Musa Sadiq as the president, customary Court of Appeal, FCT, Abuja.
Lawan said: “This is a very clear demonstration of how the three tiers of government work cooperatively. We have suspended our rules to take this confirmation today, therefore we have shown commitment.
"Ours is a society where those people who have so much money can buy judgment. But we pray that we see a departure from that. We pray your appointment will be a blessing to the judiciary.”
Lawan is contesting for the seat of the Senate president in the 9th National Assembly.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Lawan said his battle for Senate presidency is not a do-or-die affair. Lawan, 60, a ranking senator from Yobe state, made the statement when he met with selected journalists in Abuja recently.
The lawmaker also unfolded plans to devote three months to budget consideration if he is elected as the Senate president. He said he will ensure the 9th National Assembly returns the nation to January-December budget timeline.
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