Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to probe the Taraba State governorship election tribunal’s judgement, sacking the State Governor, Darius Ishaku on Saturday in Abuja.
Fayose spoke on Monday in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
”There are no gods in the judiciary and if Ghana, a smaller country could suspend 22 judges over bribery allegation and probed 12 others, the NJC must not play ostrich to these Salamic judgments being delivered by tribunal judges,” the statement read. ”Those judges, who gave the Taraba State judgment, which is totally against the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the one who took N15 million bribe in Yobe State must be investigated by the NJC. There are serving governors and senators in this country, who took part in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election. After failing to pick the APC presidential ticket, their names surfaced as gubernatorial and senatorial candidates of APC in their respective States. Can INEC tell Nigerians when it took part in the process that produced those senators and governors as APC candidates? There are also those who left PDP to become APC candidates, can INEC tell Nigerians where the primary elections that produced them were held? This double-standard and conspiracy from INEC and a section of the judiciary against the PDP must stop because it is becoming more obvious that those who used the military to truncate democracy in 1983 are out to use a section of the judiciary to truncate our hard earned democracy.”