A political activist and former Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has faulted Friday’s resolution of the Supreme Court docket on the double nomination case in opposition to the joint ticket of the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) had approached Court docket to invalidate the joint ticket.
Reacting to the judgement by way of an announcement, Timi Frank mentioned the court docket that’s meant to be the final hope of the citizenry has turn into a spot of the very best bidder, questioning whom Nigerians offended.
Based on the activist, one could be tempted to ask if there’s hope within the ongoing Election Petition Tribunal. Would we be stunned if the aggrieved events are on the finish of the day described as busy our bodies?
He mentioned: “It’s a unhappy day in Nigeria. The court docket that’s meant to be the final hope of the citizenry has turn into the place of the very best bidder. Who did we offend as a rustic? The place on the planet do you see judges bounce into the world in delivering judgments? Why would you not determine the circumstances on their advantage?
“This ruling has clearly proven that they’re partisan. The hope of the nation has been dashed by this singular act. Why would our court docket choices be premised on sentiments?
“One factor I’ll say to our judicial officers at the moment is; many days for the thief however sooner or later for the proprietor.
“My hope is that God will sooner or later, rescue Nigeria from the shackles of those justices, whereby they’ll not decide who governs us as we anticipate that our elections will likely be manned by women and men of integrity, in contrast to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and his cohorts.
“It’s a undeniable fact that in Nigeria of at the moment, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and the ruling occasion, the All Progressive Congress (APC) will beg individuals to go to court docket as a result of they know our courts have been compromised.
“What occurred to the times of Justice Niki Tobi, Justice Anthony Aniagolu, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, Justice Tabai and plenty of extra? – Who stood in opposition to the navy and plenty of odds to ship very sound judgments that had been seen to be truthful and simply.”
Whereas asking Nigerians to not lose hope, Timi Frank, who’s the United Liberation Motion for West Papua (ULMWP), Ambassador to East Africa and the Center East, mentioned Nigerians shouldn’t relent and never be defeated within the face of injustice within the nation.
“Are Nigerians stunned? I might say No. I solely thought the Supreme Court docket will take a cue from Kenya to redeem their picture as males of integrity.
“Prior to now few weeks, I’ve learn the place the Chief Justice of Nigeria charged the Justices and different judicial officers to be truthful and simply to all within the supply of their judgments. Nearly as good as this may occasionally sound, we’d not be deceived by tomfoolery.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu mentioned greater than that, but administered the worst election within the historical past of Nigeria.
“We as a individuals, reject at the moment’s judgment in its entirety because it epitomizes compromise and it’s a present of disgrace to Nigeria and your complete world.
“It’s good to state at this level that our spirit as Nigeria may be very excessive. We will not relent and we won’t be defeated!
“We will await the result of the Election Tribunal.
It’s one other alternative to do the suitable factor with a purpose to be remembered as Justice Niki Tobi, Justice Oputa, Justice Aniogolu and the like or do the improper factor and have your identify and that of your loved ones destroyed without end.
“Posterity will decide all of us on the finish of the day.”