Buhari Identifies Judiciary As Major Obstacle In Fight Against Corruption
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has identified the Nigerian judicial system as the important sector that needs reformation before his anti-corruption war can be effectively fought.
Speaking on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at a town hall meeting with Nigerians in Addis Ababa, President Buhari said it won’t be wrong saying the judiciary system is his major headache when his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption fight is concerned.
In his words, “On the fight against corruption vis-à-vis the judiciary, Nigerians will be right to say that is my main headache for now.
“If you reflect on what I went through for 12 years when I wanted to be the President, I attempted three times and on the fourth attempt through God and the use of technology, it was possible for Nigerians to elect an APC candidate as President.
“In my first attempt in 2003, I ended up at the Supreme Court and for 13 months I was in court. The second attempt in 2007, I was in court close to 20 months and in 2011, my third attempt, I was also in court for nine months.
“All these cases went up to the Supreme Court until the fourth time in 2015, when God agreed that I will be President of Nigeria.”