Seven weeks after the Senate rejected the nomination of 82-year-old non-career ambassadorial nominee from Imo State, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (retd), President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, re-submitted his name for screening and confirmation.
Justice Nsofor, born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State was earlier presented to the Senate alongside 46 others but the Senate rejected him.
Nsofor had on March 1 appeared before the Senate. During questioning, Nsofor refused to recite the National Anthem.“Why should I do so”, he had queried the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. His refusal shocked members of the committee.
The lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC Lagos East), had asked Nsofor to recite the national anthem.Nsofor was a Judge of the High Court of Nigeria, Justice of the Court of Appeal, and Lecturer in Law at the Holborn College of Law in London.