Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the frontrunner in the race to determine the new President of Nigeria has provided an insight into the character of the new Chief Justice of the Federation, Olukayode Ariwoola.
“He is never swayed by anything butthe dictates of the law. He interpretes and applies the law as it is” the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated in a congratulatory letter to Justice Ariwoola on his swearing in as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The letter from Asiwaju Tinubu which described the appointment as “pay and appropriate” reads..
I congratulate Justice Olukayode Ariwoola over his appointment as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
This appointment is apt and appropriate as it is a testament to an excellent judicial career characterized by courage, competence and commitment to excellence.
Ever since he became a judicial officer and particularly since his emergence in November 2011 as a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ariwoola has always distinguished himself in character and conduct.
He is never swayed by anything but the dictates of the law. He interpretes and applies the law as it is.
I congratulate Justice Ariwoola on his accomplishment. I wish him immense wisdom and God’s guidance in this exalted office.