Tribunals: Save Nigeria By Being Courageous, EU Tasks Judiciary


By Adadareporters

The Eastern Union, Friday, urged the Nigerian judiciary to show courage by being objective in delivering judgements at various election tribunals.

EU is a body of professionals advancing good governance in Nigeria. Its national president, Hon Charles Anike, told our correspondent in Awka on Friday that Nigerians’ hopes ‘now reside with the judiciary’.

According to him, “Ahead of the verdicts on Feburary 25, presidential election tribunal as well as other tribunal verdicts across board, we in the Eastern Union and indeed the majority of the Nigerian electorate, who defied the rains and other odds to cast our votes, urge the judiciary to be courageous to dispense sacred justice, without fear or favour.

“The judiciary must see this as an opportunity to reinvent itself and reassure Nigerians that the judiciary is indeed the last hope of the common man and not the other way around. The Nigerian judiciary, under the Buhari administration, became a ‘lost hope’ of the common man.

“The judiciary must use this opportunity to reassure the citizenry of its readiness to uphold and live up to their sacred duty of dispensing justice to all without prejudice and irrespective of who ox is gored. There must not be any sacred cow in the eye of the law. The judiciary must not allow Nigeria to remain a jungle, a place for survival of the fittest and a laughing stock in the comity of nations.

“They must take a cue from the courageous judgment in a similar situation by the Kenyan judiciary. The Nigerian judiciary must by their verdicts show that Nigerians are not cursed or doomed to fail. Our justices should not take for granted or misinterprete the calmness of the people to mean acceptance of the wrong deed of the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s INEC.

“Nigerians have only chosen to be lawful and patiently waiting for not only for justice to be done, but to be seen to have been done. With the obvious rape on the will of the masses of Nigeria, backed with overwhelming evidences on ground against INEC, the judiciary is expected and, we believe, must do the needful to save Nigeria from drifting into anarchy and avert Nigeria to witness what is happening in Niger Republic.”

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