A group of awyers in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Sunday, cautioned Nigerians against the danger of appointing dead and retired judges into the nation’s election petition tribunal.
The group of concerned lawyers who declined being identified faulted the list of the recently sworn in 250 tribunal members as parading over 10 names of dead and retired judges.
Daily Independent reports that group though admitting that this would not be the first time the Buhari-led government has displayed this level of “cluelessness and carelesness in handling sensitive issues concerning Nigeria”, described a posthumous appointment of anyone for such sensitive role in the country as burying Nigeria alive.
It will be recalled that the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed on Saturday, January 26 swore in 250 members of the election tribunals at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja.
This has continued to generate heated criticism by both members of the legal community and social media users who pointed to some Nigerians who have long been dead and buried, but have posthumously made the list.