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Was Judiciary sold for a morsel of  Buhari’s ‘dinner porridge’? Nigerians react on Twitter 

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Jude Johnson

Nigerians have reacted to the report that the heads of the nation’s Judiciary had an Ifta dinner to break the Ramadan fast with  President Muhammadu Buhari, in Aso Villa, Abuja, against the stipulated legal provision forbidding such social camaraderie.

Most Nigerians who expressed their views on Twitter were particularly upset that such a ‘friendly dinner’ led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, could take place at a poltically tensed time Buhari’s presidential election victory is being challenged at the Tribunal of which the final verdict will likely come before him at the Surpeme Court.

Reacting on the issue, a Twitter user #RescueNigeria, wondered if the  dinner with President Buhari by Justices was a “messy meal of compromises?”

“The Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed leads Supreme & Appeal Court Justices, including members of Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal to dinner at the Aso Rock Villa, on the invitation of President @MBuhari”.

Also reactin, another Twitter user, Comrade Segun Onibiyo, said Nigerians should be worried and wanted to know on what basis President Buhari whose electoral victory is being contested should be hosting Acting CJN Tanko Muhammad as well ad the members of the Presidential Election Tribunal to break fast.

“Are they all Muslims and  how are we sure they won’t be compromised,” he asked.

Even the former Chairman of National Electricity Regulatiry Commission (NERC), Mr. Sam Amadi, wondered who advised the President to hold a private meeting with the heads of the Judiciary and Supreme Court.


“Who advised that President Buhari holds a breaking fast dinner with Judicial officers? No no. It is never done. You can dine with Governors and legislators but not with judges. You keep them at arm-length except for official state occasion. Ramadan is not official state function,” Amadi reacted.



Here are the twitter reactions:


Also reacting Acting CJN has been dragged to court over alleged certificate forgery with pressure being mounted for him to step down.

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