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).
Content created and supplied by: FranklySpeaking123 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More