Agbakoba deplores Bulkachukwa’s ‘favour’ remarks, urges action
Former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has flayed the lawmaker representing Bauchi North in the National Assembly, Adamu Bulkachukwa, over his recent comments.
During the valedictory session of the Ninth Senate on Saturday, Bulkachuwa said he often influenced decisions of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa (rtd), his wife and a former President of the Court of Appeal, while she was in office.
The retired judge presided over the 2007 Sokoto governorship election petition tribunal. She also sat over the suit in which erstwhile Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, challenged the nomination of an ex-governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, as flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker had said: “Particularly, my wife, whose freedom and independence I encroached upon while she was in office. And she has been very tolerant and accepted my encroachment and extended her help to my colleagues.”
Reacting to the remarks, Agbakoba said Bulkachuwa’s observation is a monumental disgrace for institutions. His words: “This man deserves to be taken up immediately by the authorities. It is blight on my confidence in our systems. I represented Usman Tuggar in relation to disputed elections between him and Senator Bulkachuwa for Bauchi North senatorial district. We lost in three courts. Senator Bulkachuwa seems to suggest why.”He charged President Tinubu to clean the system in a most dramatic and fundamental process to succeed.
The senior lawyer added: “The chairman of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) also made dramatic revelations, pointing to possible deep rot in our systems of government responsible for financial and monetary policy. The President ought to act now.”
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