A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has stated that “all eyes, both at home and abroad, are now on the Nigerian Judiciary”.
In a tweet on Monday, Ezekwesili asked “God to help the five justices to act with “utmost integrity and uphold the rule of law at all cost.”
She also prayed that the fear of the Lord would be upon them, so they would be careful when they render judgement.
Her statement is coming on the heels of the beginning of the presidential election petition tribunal proceedings in Abuja on Monday.
Citing a biblical passage from 2 Chronicles 19:5-7, the former minister told the justices to consider what they are doing because ”they do not judge for man but for the Lord”, who they will render judgment.
“All eyes – at home and abroad- are now on the Nigerian Judiciary.
“May the Lord help those our five justices to act with the utmost integrity and uphold the Rule of Law at all cost, thereby advancing Judicial Independence in our Democracy. Amen!
“He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord who is with you when you render judgment. Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe. 2 Chronicles 19:5-7.
“A Word of Wisdom for the #PresidentialElectionTribunal,” she wrote.