“The rule of law and supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution will always be upheld and applied in every matter that comes before the courts; as the facts presented and the subsisting laws must be applied in determining the merit or otherwise of each matter.”
The above was stated by the Supreme Court of Nigeria as he insists that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, did not have a telephone conversation with President Bola Tinubu, or anyone else, on the ongoing Presidential Election Petition on the 2023 election.
The apex court’s Director of Press and Information, Akande Festus, in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said that against the rumors flying on the internet that Chief justice Olukayode Ariwoola had a phone conversation with the President, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said, “Nigerians have been following the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal with admirable enthusiasm. So, it is advisable we all sustain the tempo and follow it up to the end, instead of relapsing into the realm of speculations and rumor peddling that will not do anyone any good.”
“If this current trend of falsehood and mudslinging is sustained, our nation may not make the desired progress.”