How I capitalized on my wife’s autonomy as a judge – Senator Bulkachuwa

Adamu Bulkachuwa, a senator for Bauchi North, has admitted that his wife Zainab Bulkachuwa favored his senate colleagues by using her position as a judge.

The first woman to hold the office was Zainab, a former president of the court of appeal.

She presided over the 2007 Sokoto state governorship election petition tribunal and the suit in which Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa, challenged the nomination of Seriake Dickson, an ex-governor of the state, as the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaking at the senate valedictory session on Saturday, Bulkachuwa said he often influenced his wife’s decisions while she was in office.

“Particularly, my wife, whose freedom and independence I encroached upon while she was in office,” the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker said.

“And she has been very tolerant and accepted my encroachment and extended her help to my colleagues.”

Ahmad Lawan, outgoing senate president who presided over the valedictory session, interrupted the senator before he spoke any further.

“Distinguished, I don’t think this is a good idea going this direction,” Lawan said.

The 10th house is expected to be inaugurated, today, June 13.

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