Why we shall not fail Nigerians – Acting CJN Olukayode Ariwoola speaks
Following his take over from Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the former CJN who resigned on Sunday evening on health grounds, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has vowed not to disappoint Nigerians.
Ariwoola who addressed State House Correspondents after taking the oath of office, said with the support of his colleagues, the judiciary under him shall not fail.
He also disclosed that they have started solving pending issues in the judiciary.
“What Nigerians expect from me is to comply, preserve and abide and protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And so be it. That is what I will do especially with the cooperation of my brother Justices of the Supreme Court. We shall not fail Nigerians.”
On the current controversy at the supreme court, Ariwoola said;
“There is no controversy in the Supreme Court. We are one with the Chief Justice. That’s why you heard the President said His Lordship, is disengaging on the grounds of ill-health. No controversy we’re one.”
On the welfare issues highlighted in the letter addressed to the former CJN, he said;
“It was an internal memo of the court. It was not a petition. It was not a letter. It was addressed by the brother Justices of the Chief Justice and presented to him, His Lordship directly. There were issues to be resolved amongst justices.”
When asked if those issues would be resolved under his leadership, he said: “Yeah, we’ve started resolving it.”