Bakassi Peninsula: Some facts were not presented to the ICJ – Ita Enang

Bakassi Peninsula: Some facts were not
presented to the ICJ – Ita Enang
With just a few days left to the expiration
of time Nigeria has to seek a review on
the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ruling which ceded Bakassi Pennisula to
Cameroon, the Nigerian Senate has
released some facts that were allegedly
not tendered at the ICJ whilst the case
lasted. The upper legislative arm is now
compelling the executive to seek the
review before the expiration on the 10th of
October, 2012.
This was the view of the Chairman, Senate
Committee on Rules and Business; Senator Ita
Enang, who was interviewed from our Abuja
studio on Sunrise Daily on Friday. He claimed
that with the new facts emerging on the
ownership of Bakassi Peninsula, the executive
arm of government must be spurred to appeal
the judgement.
According to the Senator, there are fresh facts
which were not made available to the court at
that time the judgement was passed.
He also argued that the judgement and the
handing-over of Bakassi is imperfect because
the Senate has not been ratified by the Green
Tree Treaty that was agreed on by the leaders of
the two countries in 2005, as dictated by the
1999 Constitution.
The Senator added that the terms of the Green
Tree implementation has been severally
violated by the Cameroonian authorities and
that the supervising parties also did not do what
is expected because the interest of the people
of the Bakassi Peninsula was not sought.

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