President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that he would never interfere with court matters in Nigeria, Newsbreak.ng reports.
Prominent matters in the country’s top courts include the Nigerian government’s case versus Nnamdi Kanu, a separatist leader; the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode; former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke vs EFCC, et al.
Speaking recently at an Iftar (the meal eaten by Muslim faithful after sunset during the holy month of Ramadan) he hosted for the leadership of Nigeria’s judiciary, President Buhari was quoted to have said: “I assure you that I have tremendous respect for the judiciary”.
He added that he will continue to respect the Constitution, and preached respect and professionalism between the Executive and Judiciary.
“I try to keep my distance from you to avoid the perception of interference,” Buhari said.
Also the president stated that since he came into power approximately seven years ago, he was satisfied with the adherence to due processes by courts in Nigeria.