The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has criticised the state governor, Ayo Fayose, over his recent attack on Nigerian judges.
In a statement by the party’s publicity secretary in the state, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said Fayose’s attack represented “a paradoxical assault by a man who holds the judiciary in contempt even though he is also the greatest beneficiary of the same purportedly corrupt judiciary in his political career”.
It will be recalled that earlier in the week Fayose had accused Nigerian judges of corruption, saying some of them were in the habit of begging to be appointed as election tribunals’ chairmen in order to extort money from politicians.
The APC’s statement wondered why Fayose “who is a beneficiary of lawless and anti-democratic conduct and a principal participant in the ignoble plot to spit on the Nigerian Constitution and who should be cooling his heels in jail” should be the one accusing the judiciary of corruption.
It is regrettable that Fayose is always having his jokes on the judiciary that decent Nigerian leaders built to serve as a sacred sanctuary of justice, but which Fayose has turned to a lap dog that he can whip at his pleasure.
“He invaded the court with his thugs to beat a judge black and blue, tore his coat and invaded the Chief Judge’s office, broke the door and tore court records there while the Chief Judge’s secretary was mercilessly beaten.
“He created various obstacles to slow down his prosecution in the N1.3b poultry project fraud trial by the EFCC and orchestrated closure of the courts for a long time to prevent hearing on his perjury case to pervert the course of justice. But we wish to remind Fayose that these various assaults on the judiciary are worse than corruption.”
The APC noted that a probe of the Ekiti State election scandal would reveal the roles of the military officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in their manipulative and unlawful acts in the 2014 contentious governorship election to change a lawful government illegally.
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