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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has identified strict adherence to the rule of law as the only way to prevent tyranny and oppression in a democracy.
A statement by his media aide Uche Anichukwu, said Ekweremadu spoke in Enugu at a public lecture in honour of the late Prof. G.O.S Amadi, organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria and the Prof. G.O.S Amadi Foundation. He spoke on “Strengthening the Foundations of Rule of Law in Nigeria”.
He stressed that the rule of law was indispensable in any society that craves for justice, equity, and fairness.
Noting that the foundation of the rule of law in Nigeria was the 1999 constitution, as amended, Ekweremadu added that to make the foundation stronger, Nigerians have a duty and a role to play.
His words: “Those who think the strengthening of the rule of law is not their business are only playing the dangerous game of the cockerel, which refused to attend a meeting of the animal kingdom, claiming it was not his business. But, sadly for him, it was agreed at the meeting that his lineage would be used as sacrifice to the gods. The cock and his kindred are yet to recover from that “I-don’t-care” attitude. Maintaining the rule of law is, therefore, everybody’s business.