Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad has said President Muhammadu Buhari has never interfered in judicial cases.
“In all your years in office, at no time, no moment did Mr. President or any other person from you attempt to talk or ask for favors from the courts.
“We can recall no such attempt by you or anyone on your behalf to interfere with judicial decisions”, he stated Thursday night.
The CJN spoke at the Aso Villa during the Iftar dinner hosted for the leadership of the nation’s judiciary.
The Justice said he was convinced that the non-interference extends to ministries and other agencies of government.
Mohammed assured that Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges across the court system were doing their best in handling cases.
No case is unduly delayed and all are delivered within the times allotted by the constitution, he added.
In his remark, Buhari promised that the executive would continue to respect the judiciary within the boundaries laid out in the constitution to strengthen democracy.
The President expressed his respect for the arm, stressing that order and discipline in society can only be established when the law applies to all.
“I try to keep my distance from you to avoid the perception of interference”, he told the gathering.