The Presidency has revealed why it’s inaccurate to blame President Buhari for the cash scarcity despite Supreme Court judgment.
The Presidency wishes to react to some public concerns that President @MBuhari did not react to the Supreme Court judgement on the issue of the N500 and N1,000 old currency notes, and state here plainly and clearly that.at no time did he instruct the Attorney General and the CBN Governor to disobey any court orders involving the government and other parties.
Since the President was sworn into office in 2015, he has never directed anybody to defy court orders, in the strong. belief that we can’t practise democracy without the rule of law, and the commitment of his administration to this principle has not changed.
Following ongoing intense debate about the compliance concerning the legality of the old currency notes, the Presidency therefore wishes to state clearly that Pres. Buhari has not done anything knowingly & deliberately to interfere with or obstruct the administration of justice.
The President is not a micromanager & will not, therefore, stop the AG & CBN Gov from performing details of their duties in accordance with the law. In any case, it is debatable at this time if there is proof of willful denial by the two of them, of the orders of the apex Court.
The directive of the President, following the meeting of the Council of State, is that the Bank must make available for circulation all the money that is needed and nothing has happened to change the position. It is an established fact that the President is an absolute respecter of judicial process and the authority of the courts. He has done nothing in the last eight or so years to act in any way to obstruct the administration of justice, cause lack of confidence in the administration of justice, or otherwise
interfere or corrupt the courts and there is no reason whatsoever that he should do so now when he is getting ready to leave office.
The negative campaign and personalised att cks against the President by the opposition and all manner of commentators is unfair and unjust, as no court order at any level has been issued or directed at him.