A leading aspirant for the 9th Senate Presidency, Ahmad Lawan, has stated that Nigeria was a country where very wealthy people buy judgments in their favor.
The lawmaker, who represents Yobe North senatorial district on the All Progressives Congress, APC, platform, said that there was the urgent need to move away from this.
Lawan, who is also the Senate leader, spoke on the floor of the Senate during plenary.
He was commenting on the request by President Muhammadu Buhari, who sought for the confirmation of Abubakar Musa Sadiq as the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The Senate Leader said, “This is a very clear demonstration of how the three tiers of government work cooperatively.
“We have suspended our rules to take this confirmation today, therefore we have shown commitment.
”Ours is a society where those people who have so much money can buy judgment. But we pray that we see a departure from that.
“We pray your appointment will be a blessing to the judiciary.”
Meanwhile, the Senate set aside its Order 1( b) of the Standing Orders, 2015 as Amended to hasten the process of confirming the appointment of Sadiq.
The 8th Senate for the first time, read a letter from the President, invited the nominee the same day without going through any committee and approved same immediately.