By Ibrahim Kegbegbe
In a recent development surrounding the Kano State Governorship Election, the pronouncement of the Court of Appeal has raised eyebrows and sparked criticism from Comrade Dr Babatunde Oke, the Southwest Secretary of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
Oke expressed strong dissatisfaction with the judicial process, emphasizing the need for justice to prevail.
Oke asserted that the court’s decisions, from the Tribunal to the Court of Appeal, have been surrounded by mystery and controversy. He pointed out what he perceived as an attempt by the ruling party to create anarchy in the country, calling attention to local and international condemnation of the judicial officers involved in the Kano imbroglio.
Expressing concern over the perceived inefficiency and decay within the judiciary, Oke placed hope in the Supreme Court, describing it as a policy court that follows its rulings and precedents.
He cited statements from Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Chief Justice of Nigeria, and Justice Okoro, emphasizing the importance of avoiding bad judgments and media wars.
Oke urged the Apex Court to correct the alleged bad impressions created by elements within the judiciary, whom he accused of attempting to subvert the course of justice. Emphasizing the peaceful nature of Kano State, he called for the safeguarding of the stolen mandate, referring to Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf as a validly nominated and sponsored governorship candidate of the NNPP.
“Supreme Court is A Policy Court, they are largely Following. They have settled these Cases before even more recently the cases of this nature brought to it in the just concluded Presidential Election and the court will not Rule Against its Ruling and Precedence,” he said.
The NNPP Southwest Secretary moved further to express confidence in the Supreme Court’s ability to uphold justice and maintain the peace and harmony of the nation.
As the controversy unfolds, all eyes remain on the Apex Court to determine the fate of the Kano State Governorship Election and address the concerns raised by Comrade Dr Babatunde Oke.
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