Ministerial Screening: Festus Keyamo Reveals What He Would Do To Nigeria’s Supreme Court

Delta State’s ministerial nominee, Festus Keyamo has revealed what he would with the Supreme Court if made Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.

The ministerial nominee revealed this on Friday during his screening on the floor of the Senate in Abuja.

He said he would un-bundle the Supreme Court if made Minister of Justice.

The human rights campaigner, who was the fourth nominee to appear in the upper legislative Chamber on Thursday, opined that it was “scandalous” to have only one Supreme Court in Abuja, attending to the whole country.

According to NAN, he said he would campaign and press for constitutional changes to create six more regional Supreme Courts.

He attributed the current delay of judicial processes at the apex court to heavy traffic of cases coming from all across the 36 states including the FCT.

In his statement, he proposed that the Supreme Court in Abuja should be saddled with only issues of constitutional interpretation, political and election matters.

He also advocated for the decongestion of the prisons across the country.

He said this can be made possible by ensuring that every Divisional Police Officer opens up his cells to inspection by the nearest magistrate who will ascertaon why suspects are detained.

 

Speaking however on the number of the political parties in the country, Keyamo said “we must keep opening up the political space to Nigerians.

“But besides registration of these political parties, they must be made to test their popularity and capacity at the lower elections.”

A member of the Delta Senate caucaus, Sen. James Manager (PDP Delta), who spoke on behalf of Delta caucus in the Senate, urged his colleagues to support the nomination.

He said that Keyamo had demonstrated competence and intelligence in handling all the questions by the senators.

Senate President through a voice vote ratified his nomination to which he got an affirmative response from the Senate.

Festus Keyamo was the Director Strategic Communication of the APC Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 General Elections.

 

Source: Punch

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