The Minister of State for Labour, Employment, and Productivity, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will not abuse the rule of law.
Speaking in an interview with The PUNCH, Keyamo said Tinubu would not abuse court judgments, having been a victim of military brutality in his struggle for Democracy.
The lawyer, who is the Chief Spokesperson of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), said the former Lagos State governor has chronicled his proposed reform for the Nigerian judiciary in his 80-page manifesto.
While claiming that Tinubu was the most prepared of all the four contenders for the presidency, Keyamo said: “We have his plan about reforms and respect for the rule of law in our manifesto. Tinubu himself who was one of the greatest victims of military brutality, whose government then in Lagos was a victim of disobedience of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding Local Government funds.
“He has been a victim of it. I believe he also knows where the shoe pinches. Among the four leading aspirants, as we called them even though we know they are three, none of them fought for Democracy as much as Asiwaju. This is what the media knows very well. It is not a matter of blowing one’s trumpet. We don’t have to prove anything as well. He is the even one that can be trusted more than anybody.”
Naija News reports that the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator, has on many occasions disobeyed court rulings.
Recall that both local and regional courts had on different times ruled on matters concerning the leader of Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky; former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, but those rulings were ignored by the present administration.