Friday, 23 September 2011
Nigeria: New Chief Justice may not have long
If Mukhtar is appointed, she will make history as the first female CJN. In contrast to the general perception of Musdapher as Katsina-Alu's man, Mukhtar is considered capable of turning around the declining reputation and integrity of the Judiciary, which has been seriously undermined by the open warfare between now-former CJN Katsina-Alu and the erstwhile President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami.
This conflict continues to reverberate through the political system. Sources have now revealed the involvement of Chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice, Senator Umaru Dahiru. His purported involvement is related to the Sokoto State gubernatorial election tribunal, which was the basis for the allegations made against Katsina-Alu by Salami.
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