During today’s screening of a ministerial nominee, the president of Nigeria’s 10th Senate, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, urged Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe not to ask questions about disobeying court orders since it is preemptive.
“If your appointment is confirmed, what will you do if the federal government chooses not to obey court orders?” Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said.
Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio blurted saying, “off your microphone! You can’t be asking such a question because it is preemptive.
Another senator can help you rephrase what you meant. You cannot just say a government, which is just two months old, is disobeying court orders.
You might have seen such a thing at play in the past government but the administration of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is one that believes in the rule of law.”