The Presidency has warned journalists and other Nigerians to stop linking President Muhammadu Buhari with the travails of some judges arrested in the country recently. The warning came on a day Vice President Yemi Osinbajo re-emphasized the need for the emergence of a new crop of Nigerian elites to fight corruption, with a view to building a new nation.
In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari would be the last person to authorize anybody to induce a judge to pervert the course of justice.
“Despite his familiarity with some judges, the President had never asked them for favours; Since 2003, 2007 and 2011, when he was challenging the fairness of the presidential election results, from the lowest to the highest courts in the land. “As a politician, Buhari had never suggested to his lawyers to approach any judge for assistance to win his cases. The President lives by this principle and has never deviated from it.” Read more