- President Muhammadu Buhari's broadcast on Thursday morning has been described as executive rascality
- Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, an activist and senior advocate, said this while kicking against the president's move on the Supreme Court judgment
- The legal practitioner said Buhari is currently in contempt of court over his disobedience of the Supreme Court ruling on the federal government's naira redesign policy
President Muhammadu Buhari has been said to be in contempt of the Supreme Court by a human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.
The activist made the claim while reacting to the President's broadcast on Thursday morning, February 16, about the validity of the old naira notes, The Nation reported.
Activist describes Buhari's broadcast as executive rascality
Adegboruwa described President Buhari's refusal to obey the Supreme Court order that all the old notes remain legal tender, as "executive rascality."
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The human rights lawyer slammed the president for his attempt to “overrule the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”
On Wednesday, February 15, the apex court halted the federal government's move through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) or any other agents from enforcing the February 10 deadline for using old naira notes.
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Kaduna, Kogi, and Zamfara states approached the court for an interim injunction against the federal government's naira redesign policy.
The Justice John Okoro led 7-member panel of judges, in a unanimous judgement, maintained that the "interim injunction will remain valid pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiffs/applicants’ motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.”
While ruling on Wednesday, the Supreme Court barred the federal government and its agency from enforcing the February 10 deadline for the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes to no longer exist.
Presidency: Buhari meets Tinubu ahead of poll
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met with Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential standard-bearer in the 2023 presidential elections, in Aso Rock shortly after the Supreme Court ruling on CBN's naira redesign policy.
Buhari's meeting with Tinubu was shortly after the apex court adjourned its decision on the case between some governors and the CBN over the naira redesign policy.
Another source in the presidency disclosed that Buhari was late to the national executive council meeting because he was monitoring the Supreme Court ruling.