Buhari writes senate, over Justice Mensem as President of Court of Appeal
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting for the screening and subsequent confirmation of Hon. Justice Monica B. Dongban Mensem as the President of Court of Appeal.
President Buhari’s letter was read during plenary by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
This is coming after his nomination of Her Lordship, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Acting President, Court of Appeal to the Senate for confirmation as President, Court of Appeal.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja, Monday, said that the nomination was in-line with the constitutional responsibility of the President.
According to the statement, “Justice Dongban-Mensem is a serving Justice of the Court of Appeal and was recommended, as is the practice, by the National Judicial Council for the nomination by the President.
The nomination of Justice Dongban-Mensem came twenty-four hours after the Presidency said that President Buhari will not be stamped in performing his constitutional duties. The Presidency in a statement had also said that the President is not a rubber stamp as being insinuated in some quarters.
Buhari had earlier on May 29 approved the extension of the appointment of Dongban-Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal (PCA).