NIGERIA JUDICIAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN BASTARDIZED …EKITI PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has condemned the recent pronouncement of the supreme court which ordered the removal of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP and the declaration of Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, as the duly elected governor of Imo state.
The PDP members during a protest in Ado Ekiti claimed that the judgment was an affirmation that the Nigeria Judicial system had been bastardized by the filling party APC.
The protesting PDP members who stormed the party’s secretariat located at Ajilosun area in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital marched to the street to expressed displeasure against what they termed injustice against Ihiodioha and onslaught against PDP.
They carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Ekiti PDP say no to injustice’, ‘Ekiti PDP Condemned Jankara Judgement’, Judiciary stop being cowed by Buhari, ‘Only Ihiodioha we know’ and Stop robbing the PDP of its mandate’.
Men of the state police command and operatives of the Department of State Security Services were on hand during the protest to prevent possible breakdown of law and order.
Leading the peaceful protest, the chairman of the party in the state, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase said the Supreme Court’s judgement was a clear in indication that a section of the Judiciary has been compromised by the ruling APC.
Oguntuase who described the verdict as travesty of Justice and onslaught against the wishes of people of Imo State, called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed to step aside for the judiciary to regain its lost integrity.
The PDP chairman urged the apex court to reverse itself and declare Ihedioha the winner, saying the decision was an attempt to disrupt the country’s nascent democracy.
He regretted that the judiciary that is regarded as the last hope of the common man has evolved into masses’ enemies through their ‘irrational action and inactions’.
According to him, “We are here to express unequivocally that the judgement given by the Supreme Court sacking the duly elected governor of Imo State, Ihiodioha. That judgement is repugnant to fairness, justice, equity and an inferno that could destroy Nigeria democratic status.
“Here in Ekiti in conjunction with totality of negative expression that had been made in all over the 35 states and the FCT against the judgement of the spec court. We are here to say that the judgement is unacceptable and against the wishes of the people of Imo.
“It is not the entire justice of the supreme court that we are condemning but we are saying the pronouncement of those justice that served on that case is unacceptable to the ordinary man in the street. It is against logic, common sense and acceptable procedure.
“It was a shame APC want to take the state’s through the back door. We know the APC want to take over power in all segment of the 36 states of the federation forcefully despite the fact that the people had rejected the party for its failure to deliver the superlative services inherent in democracy.
“We are appealing to Nigerians to encourage the Justices of the Supreme Court not to be intimidated and cowed by a group of insensitive people called progressive” he said.