Minister of Aviation states importance of law over emotion.
The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has taken to social media to comment on the recent judgment by the Supreme Court affirming President Bola Tinubu’s election victory.
In a tweet, Keyamo pointed out that the judgment serves as a crucial lesson for those who pursued the petitions with negative sentiments, highlighting that such emotions have no place in judicial proceedings.
“By the judgment of the Supreme Court today, the laymen prowling all over social media can now clearly see that there is a wide chasm between emotions and law,” Keyamo said.
“These were Election Petitions pursued with unnecessary venom and hatred by most of those involved. Today, they have learnt a bitter lesson that such venom, hatred, and sentiment have no place in judicial proceedings and deliberations. Their journey has come to a grinding end.”
Keyamo commended the justices of the Supreme Court, characterising them as firm, courageous, and cerebral in their approach to the law. He expressed admiration for the judiciary’s steadfastness, noting that all the criticisms against the judiciary did not affect their judgment.
“Our Justices are always firm, courageous, and cerebral. Kudos to them.”
The Supreme Court of Nigeria dismissed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart Peter Obi’s appeal challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election.