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Betta Edu: Unlike Buhari, Tinubu Not Ready to Defend Corrupt Appointees – Atiku’s Aide

Daniel Bwala has reacted to the suspension of Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu for alleged financial fraud.
Bwala, a media aide to the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said unlike his predecessor, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, President Bola Tinubu is not ready to defend his appointees caught in fraudulent acts.
Posting on X, he commended Tinubu for suspending the
Leaked documents had revealed that Edu directed the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to pay the sum of N585.18 million into a private account owned by one Oniyelu Bridget.
The ministry claimed Bridget currently serves as the Project Accountant, Grants for Vulnerable Groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Ogun states.
But the Accountant-General of the Federation, Dr. Oluwatoyin Madein, rejected Edu’s directive and refused to pay the said sum of N585.18 million.
Following the outrage that occasioned the scandal, Tinubu suspended the minister, while ordering the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to thoroughly investigate her.
Reacting to Edu’s suspension, Bwala posted on X: “Again @officialABAT is showing that when there is a credible substance in an allegation he will act in public interest. He has suspended the beauty pageant minister. Give it to him.
“What has clearly distinguished @officialABAT from his predecessor @MBuhari is that President Tinubu does not look like one prepared to defend appointee caught with his/her hands in the cookie’s jar ( at least for now)
“But if anyone thinks this alleged corruption only exists in the Humanitarian Ministry, that person is clearly a comedian.
“There appears to be a determination cooked with a sense of urgency by some corrupt appointees to pounce on our commonwealth like a bulldog that has found the last borne on the planet earth. This is a national security threat.”
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Conflicting Judgments of Lower Courts Can Endanger Democracy – Constitutional Lawyer, Bwala

Constitutional lawyer, Daniel Bwala has condemned the conflicting judgements by lower courts in Nigeria.
He called on the Supreme Court to avert anarchy by setting the records straight on the superiority of its judgment on the incapacity of election tribunals to look into pre-election cases.
According to him, the decision of the Court of Appeal to take over jurisdiction in the pre-election matters concerning the Plateau State elections could be a threat to judicial order as it could set a pattern for lower courts to undermine settled law as pronounced by the apex court.
Bwala spoke on AIT’s Kaakai programme on Monday morning while discussing the decision of the Court of Appeal to annul the election of Governor Caleb Mutfwang based on the claim that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP did not have a structure in the state.
Bwala while putting aside the settled precedence of the Supreme Court that the APC was an interloper by questioning the nomination of candidates by the PDP said the court had already settled the issue of pre-election matters being outside the purview of election tribunals.

He said such pre-election matters according to the apex court could only be determined at the Federal High Court, prior to elections.
He said: “It is important that the judiciary should set the records straight because once the Supreme Court has settled a matter you have no choice, you have to follow it.”
“Because there is a precedent, we are saying, how can the Supreme Court say this is it and this court did not abide by the decision of the Supreme Court because we are told that under the doctrine of judicial precedence, courts are bound by the decisions of superior courts.
“If the Supreme Court says…once the law is settled by the decision of the Supreme Court it becomes a law that cannot be changed except the legislature in the next legislative cycle passes a law to change it.
“That law is binding on authorities and also binding on courts below them and it becomes a final law and any disobedience to that attracts the anger of the courts.
“In the days of the late Hon Justice Niki Tobi, they were very jealous in guiding the integrity of their court. That if any court below them gives a decision that is contrary to a precedent that they have made they have not failed to chastise the lower court. That is because they want stability in the legal profession, stability in democracy because if the Supreme Court decides in a certain direction and courts below them decide on another way, it can create a great deal of instability, it can destroy democracy because what it means is that there is no order in judicial precedence in a country”, he maintained.
“And it is constitutional and not just a matter of the Electoral Act. Section 287 says that the judgment of the Supreme Court is binding on all courts and the Supreme Court on that issue has settled that pre-election matters cannot be entertained by election tribunals either at the trial level or at the appellate level. They set an example when pre-election matters were brought before them.
“Even at the Court of Appeal sitting as a trial court in the Presidential Election tribunal they said they lacked jurisdiction to entertain pre-election matters and when it got to the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court maintained the same position.
“So, why should the Plateau be different? He asked.
“It cannot be different because the decision of the Supreme Court has to be obeyed.”
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Wike’s Rise To Fame Has Always Been At Expense Of Those Who Helped Him – Atiku’s Aide

Nigerian lawyer and spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala, has alleged that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FTC), Nyesom Wike, rose to fame by betraying everyone who helped him.

  1. Bwala disclosed this in a post via X, formerly known as Twitter, in the wake of the loggerhead between Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the call for his suspension.

    Bwala further claimed that the former Rivers governor has never been faithful to anyone who helped him.

    The PDP chieftain made a list of some politicians Wike had deceived in the past, including the former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo and the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi.Accordingto Bwala, Wike is pretending to be loyal to President Bola Tinubu, with the assumption that he can scatter PDP and take control of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to advance his presidential ambition

  2. Hewrote: “Verifiable facts, Wike allegedly, has never been faithful or loyal to anyone that helped him; Rotimi Amaechi, Patience Jonathan, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In fact, he deceived Peter Obi that he would support him, deceived Baba Obasanjo in London that he would support Peter Obi, deceived some members of his Gra gra 5 that he would support Obi, lied to Nigerians that APC is a cancer, and will never support APC government.

  3. “While doing all this, he was secretly negotiating his selfish ambition. He is more disloyal to PDP than anyone he accuses. His weapon is Benjamin Franklins. Imagine a society of Wike’s imagination and wishes. Banana republic

    “Check it; every of his rise to fame has always been at the expense of those who helped him. Unfortunately for him, now he has found himself under a politician who knows every side of the political coin.

    “In his small mind, he thinks while pretending to be loyal to Tinubu, he will scatter PDP and take control of the party in other to advance his presidential ambition against PBAT. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu must be smiling like a mouse that was served cookie and a glass of milk without asking for it.”