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Nigeria’s Support Saved The ICC – Justice Osuji

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The President of the Hague- based International Court Of Justice (ICC), Justice Chile Osuji-Oboe has revealed that Nigeria’s support sustained the court during the exit protest by some African countries.

Justice  Osuji made this revelation, yesterday, in Abuja, when he paid a courtesy visit on the minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama at the Tafawa Balewa House.

“The court appreciated the Nigeria support , we are very much encouraged that it took no lesser authority than the president himself. I want to express appreciation to the government of Nigeria

“As a Nigerian myself, it was a thing of pride to see that when certain forces were raising questions to dent the integrity of the court, Nigeria stood for the court. Nigeria walked the talk and stood up to say no.

“ I appreciate the support the government of Nigeria has given me by nominating me, since 2009 and 2011. When this government came into power, they still supported me. I want to thank the minister of Justice and the attorney general of the federation for the unflinching support of Nigeria for my tenure and for the court

“On behalf of my colleague from the ICC, I say thank you and I wish that the support will continue.”

Responding, the minister said, “President  Muhammadu Buhari is a firm believer of the rule of law.. When the matter  of ICC came up at the AU, when some African countries wanted to withdraw from the ICC, President Buhari was firm in his belief that Nigeria should speak out in support of the court because the objective of the court is what Mr President and his government believes in, which is the rule of law and accountability by the political leaders of the continent.”

Answering questions from newsmen on the merit of the complaint by some African countries, the minister said,

“I believe firmly that the ordinary African should have the possibility of having rights defended and upheld in the court of law. African leaders should also be held accountable in court of law. So, we do believe that the ICC is an institution for good.  The benefits of this court are the reasons why majority of African countries are supporting it.

“We also hope that other countries, especially major countries around the world would also walk the talk by joining the ICC. We know that there are a number of big countries, democratic countries that are still not acceded.

“So, we are delighted that the court is now being led by a Nigerian. We will certainly do whatever is required in support of the effort to promote global justice.” Nigeria’s Support Saved The ICC – Justice Osuji

The President of the Hague- based International Court Of Justice (ICC), Justice Chile Osuji-Oboe has revealed that Nigeria’s support sustained the court during the exit protest by some African countries.

Justice  Osuji made this revelation, yesterday, in Abuja, when he paid a courtesy visit on the minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama at the Tafawa Balewa House.

“The court appreciated the Nigeria support , we are very much encouraged that it took no lesser authority than the president himself. I want to express appreciation to the government of Nigeria

“As a Nigerian myself, it was a thing of pride to see that when certain forces were raising questions to dent the integrity of the court, Nigeria stood for the court. Nigeria walked the talk and stood up to say no.

“ I appreciate the support the government of Nigeria has given me by nominating me, since 2009 and 2011. When this government came into power, they still supported me. I want to thank the minister of Justice and the attorney general of the federation for the unflinching support of Nigeria for my tenure and for the court

“On behalf of my colleague from the ICC, I say thank you and I wish that the support will continue.”

Responding, the minister said, “President  Muhammadu Buhari is a firm believer of the rule of law.. When the matter  of ICC came up at the AU, when some African countries wanted to withdraw from the ICC, President Buhari was firm in his belief that Nigeria should speak out in support of the court because the objective of the court is what Mr President and his government believes in, which is the rule of law and accountability by the political leaders of the continent.”

Answering questions from newsmen on the merit of the complaint by some African countries, the minister said,

“I believe firmly that the ordinary African should have the possibility of having rights defended and upheld in the court of law. African leaders should also be held accountable in court of law. So, we do believe that the ICC is an institution for good.  The benefits of this court are the reasons why majority of African countries are supporting it.

“We also hope that other countries, especially major countries around the world would also walk the talk by joining the ICC. We know that there are a number of big countries, democratic countries that are still not acceded.

“So, we are delighted that the court is now being led by a Nigerian. We will certainly do whatever is required in support of the effort to promote global justice.”



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