Reinstated Judges: Presidency Slams NJC
In the words of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal - "Who is the presidency?"
The principle of separation of power emphasises the constitutional principle that limits the powers vested in any person or institution. Each arm of government is accountable to the other thereby creating checks and balances.
The Special Adviser to the President on Prosecutions, Okoi Obono-Obla, expressed dissatisfaction with the NJC on Monday.
No fewer than five of the judges, who were suspended in October last year, are yet to be arraigned by the Federal Government, causing the Nigerian Bar Association to demand their immediate reinstatement.
One of the reinstated judges, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, was arraigned but the charges were struck out by the court.
The Federal Government had filed an appeal against the ruling when the NJC reinstated him.
Obono-Obla said the Presidency was disappointed in the NJC, alleging that the council was indirectly promoting corruption by reinstating the judges.
He stated that the NJC is aware of the plan of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arraign the judges but surreptitiously reinstated them.
The Presidential aide advised the suspended judges not to resume as they would soon be arraigned.