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Osun governorship: Some APC stalwarts harassing Supreme Court judges – CLU

Osun governorship: Some APC stalwarts harassing Supreme Court judges – CLU

The Civil Liberty Union, CLU, a human rights group has alleged that some Supreme Court judges are being harassed ahead of the apex court’s decision on the Osun state governorship election appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The group in a statement signed by its coordinator, Mallam Shuaibu Adamu and released in Abuja June 26, also accused some politicians of using President Muhammadu Buhari’s name to intimidate the judges.
CLU fingered a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and three governors on the platform of the ruling party as those behind the plot.
The body accused the politicians of dropping President Muhammadu Buhari’s name to intimidate the justices to jettison the supremacy of the constitution and find any way to give a favourable judgment to the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.
The statement read: “We are aware of an evil plot to truncate justice in the case of Osun state governorship appeal before the Supreme Court. We want the president to know and act quickly before further damage and utter destruction is done to the judiciary.
“We urge the justices to remain steadfast. The whole world knows what happened in Osun was a rape of democracy and an affront to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The UK, US and EU all condemned the election especially the established voter harassment and disenfranchisement that characterized it.
“We affirm to the justices that ruling on facts and supremacy of the constitution is the right and conscionable path of honour and posterity will judge them as bold and courageous standing for equity and justice. “We are interested in this matter because it is a stain on the nation’s democratic credential. We need to clean it up by allowing the truth and the constitution to prevail. Mr President also agreed to this line of thought and that was why he has directed the Supreme Court to follow the law and their convictions.
“We plan to present a protest letter to the presidency and the Chief Justice of Nigeria on this matter.”

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