The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the confirmation of Justice Tanko Mohammed as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN.
The Islamic human rights advocacy group described his confirmation as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.
This was contained in a terse statement made available to newsmen on Friday by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
“We congratulate Justice Muhammad Tanko on his confirmation as the substantive CJN. We also felicitate with other nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari who were confirmed yesterday. It is victory for democracy and the rule of law. Light has finally overwhelmed darkness. This is the people’s Senate.
“The 9th Senate deserves accolades for starting on a positive note. This is quite promising. Unlike the heavily sarakitised 8th Senate which was confrontational, diversionary, wasteful and unpatriotic, we can see the signs of a red chamber ready for real business. True to the principle of separation of power, we do not expect the 9th Senate to be a rubber stamp but at least it is not likely to become a bottle-neck for governance