Corruption War:Blame Legislature For Weak Laws – Anselem Eyo Tells Buhari


An Uyo based lawyer, Chief Anselem Eyo said the Nigerian legislature should be blamed for formulating weak laws and not the judiciary which is there to interpret the laws.
Chief Eyo a former member of the 1995 constitutional conference was reacting to a statement by President Muhamdau Buhari who blamed the nation’s judiciary for stalling his war against corruption in the country.
President Buhari was reported to have stated this while addressing Nigerian community in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, where he attended African Union Peace and Security meeting at the weekend.
But reacting to the president’s statement, Chief Eyo told The Sensor on phone yesterday that Nigeria needs strong legislature to make laws stressing that the court should not be blamed for the weak laws.
“What we need is a strong legislature to strengthen our laws, the court is there to interpret the laws”, he noted.
He admitted that the present laws in the country were weak especially the criminal laws, adding that it was the duty of the legislative arms to strengthen or amend these laws.
The lawyer regretted that some of the laws were made by lawmakers of the ruling party to suit their whimps and caprices.
Chief Eyo insisted that the court does what the law says, saying, “the courts are not to blame”.
He called on President Buhari to leave the judiciary alone but should rather take steps to strengthened the nation’s laws through the legislature.