The 36 governors yesterday explained why they are at the Supreme Court with the Federal Government over recovered looted funds and non-cash assets. Dialogue broke down with the government, they said.
According to them, they took the route to avert a breach of the 1999 Constitution which can lead to a prolonged litigation.
They claimed that they wanted the Federal Government to keep to the laws on the management of Federation Account.
“We decided to go to court when some people opted to sideline the constitution and placed priority on discretion. In a federation like ours, we must respect the law.
“Now, the court can make a definite pronouncement which will serve as a precedent. We can no longer allow impunity to reign.”