It is amazing how the ruling political party APC is hell bent on destorying the image of the judiciary through blackmail, and armstwisting and coercion. How APC has arrived to this stage is something that is bewildering. Under the past leadership led by PDP, the judciary has never gone through such desperate attempts by the ruling party to force itself on the judicary, and determine the outcome of their court decisions. How did we arrive in this sort of dictatorship under a democracy?
By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has warned the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, to be mindful of its attack on the country’s judiciary. Oyegun and Buhari
The APC had reportedly called for probe of the Supreme Court over its judgment on the elections of the governors of the Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
NANS, Zone B, in a statement by its President, Mr Pedro Obi, said that the attack on the Supreme Court by the APC lacked basic political logic and legal backing.
Observing that the recent attacks and aspersions on the Supreme Court chiefly on the basis of its judgment on the governorship election petition in the two states which confirmed the election of Mr. Udom Emmanuel and Mr. Nyesom Wike as governors of their respective states was provocative.
Obi said: “We learned that the APC is only using the political brawl in the states to indirectly accentuate its quest for the oil-rich states of Akwa Ibom and Rivers which have slipped off its political sway. This, the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, could not hide in a recent interview.
“It is really unfortunate that the Chairman of Akwa Ibom State chapter of APC, Mr. Amadu Attai, has shown his party’s desperation to take over Akwa Ibom State by all means.
“The statement released by the chairman Akwa Ibom State chapter of the APC, in response to the Supreme Court verdict on the Akwa Ibom State election, is a political propaganda that doesn’t hold water. It is, therefore, an orchestrated attempt to derail the governor’s industrialization blueprint which has started to yield result. Hence, it is a stratagem aimed at distracting the governor who is willing to work for the benefit of Akwa Ibom populace, especially the indigent ones.”