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I Never Undermined My Office to Favour Any Party - Justice Bulkachuwa

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Zainab Bulkachuwa, former president of the Court of Appeal, says she never undermined her office on partisan grounds.

Bulkachuwa responded to recent comments by her husband, Adamu Bulkachuwa.

Recall that Senator Bulkachuwa while speaking at the valedictory session of the 9th Senate revealed that he often encroached on his wife’s space while she was in office.

“And she has been very tolerant and accepted my encroachment and extended her help to my colleagues,” the former senator said.

His statement soon sparked outrage with many Nigerians calling for investigations into his claims.

However, in a statement issued on Sunday, the retired judge said she never compromised her oath of office in 40 years in service.

She said her decisions as a judge were based on facts.

“My attention has been drawn to the trending video of what was said by my husband Senator Adamu M. Bulkachuwa,” she said.

“I want to state categorically that I never at any time compromised my oath of office to favour any party who appeared before me throughout my judicial career spanning 40 years of service to my country.

“My decisions were always based on the facts, the law and in accordance with my conscience and oath of office.”

She added that former “justices of the court can attest to the fact that I never interfered with the independence of any of the justices of the court in the discharge of their judicial functions”.


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