This is what transpired during the screening of Justice Sylvanus Nsofor by the Senate on the 1st of March 2017.
According to ICIR, The octogenarian defiantly told the senate that there was no way he would recite the national anthem, as he had been instructed by Gbenga Ashafa, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Lagos East.
“Why should I do so?” he reportedly said. “You should have sent me a syllabus.”
When Monsurat Sunmonu, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, presented her report on Nsofor’s screening, she said: “His responses to the issues raised were either not answered or devoid of details and mostly satirical.”
A member of the committee also asked him if he knew about IT. “What is IT?” he asked. “It’s for your age, not mine.”
Asked if he was not too old for the job, he told the senators to “go and ask Mugabe who is still working”.
The senate, sensing that he had “shown his temperament”, asked him to take a bow and leave. He wasn’t confirmed, of course.
Watch video below of the octogenarian being helped to move after a gathering in Washington DC.
Nigerians behold your country's Ambassador to the United States, HE Sylvanus Nsofor.
Case closed!!! pic.twitter.com/4WFn06djxw
— Olaudah Equiano® (@RealOlaudah) April 15, 2019