PRESIDENT BUHARI CANNOT SIT AS A COURT ABOVE THE SUPREME COURT – Barr. Jesutega Onokpasa.
The funny thing about law is that it is what it is and not what you wish to make of it.
The Supreme Court’s order restored things to the status quo ante, therefore absolutely ALL DENOMINATIONS REMAIN LEGAL TENDER till the court says otherwise.
What President Buhari has done in his truly weird and most unbelievable national broadcast is to seek to sit on appeal over a Supreme Court order!
It is not up to him or the CBN to pick and choose which denominations are legal tender – the Supreme Court says all are legal tender.
It is not up to the government or anyone else, for that matter, to pick and choose what parts of a court order to obey.
By insisting only the “old” 200 naira notes, and, not its 500 and 1000 naira counterparts, are legal tender, our President is most rascally attempting to exercise extrajudicial review over a pronouncement of the Supreme Court.
That is as brazenly illegal as it gets and it is now our very President, himself, performing unconstitutionality and machinating anarchy in our country!
This is just too irretrievably shameful.
Truth is, regardless of Mr. President’s patently illegal dictats, the position of the law, as it stands, is that absolutely all denominations are legal tender.
It is the constitutional obligation of Mr President to enforce the law, as such, or he is violating his oat of office.
Barr. Jesutega Onokpasa.