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Election Tribunal Judges Will Either Be Remembered For Infamy Or For Saving Nigeria - Dele Farotimi

As the legal battle between Peter Obi of the Labour Party, the PDP's Atiku Abubakar, and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to gather steam at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT), renowned political activist, and lawyer, Dele Farotimi has come out to insist that the five-man panel of Appeal Court Justices has been presented with a chance to determine how history will remember them.

Speaking during an interview on SAHARA TV a few hours ago, Farotimi, who was a spokesman for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, argued that though he does not have complete confidence in the total independence the judiciary claims to have, the judges presiding over the election tribunal, however, will either be remembered for delivering justice to Nigerians or for allowing their individual and collective consciences to be compromised.

He said; "I don't know who these judges are, I have never bothered to check the composition of the court and I am being careful not to tar everybody with the same brush. However, it is up to them to determine how they will be remembered by history. They have a choice because they are the ones who are sitting on the panel. They have names and those names will be remembered for good or for bad.

I doubt if anyone of them is less than fifty years old. I am fifty-five, and I know for sure that nobody will live forever. So, if they elect to have their consciences purchased, and we have seen enough in the public space to suggest that such subterranean moves are being made, it is completely up to them. We will remember the names of these judges either for infamy or for summoning the courage to save Nigeria."

SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 6:25).

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