President Muhammadu Buhari has send the name of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem to the Senate for the approval as Acting President of the Court of Appeal.

This development came after 24 hours that the presidency declared Buhari was not a “rubber stamp” and would make relevant security agencies to clear Dongban-Mensem for the position.

But in a statement on Monday, Buhari’s senior media assistant, Garba Shehu, revealed that, the president had forwarded Dongban-Mensem’s name to the Senate for assent.

Shehu wrote this on his Official Twitter account: “President Muhammadu Buhari, in-line with his constitutional responsibility has sent the nomination of Her Lordship, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Acting President, Court of Appeal to the Senate for confirmation as President, Court of Appeal.

“Justice Dongban-Mensem is a serving Justice of the Court of Appeal and was recommended, as is the practice, by the National Judicial Council for the nomination by the President.”

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