A group under the auspices of Young Peoples Initiative for Credible Leadership has berated the Nigeria judiciary over the recent Court of Appeal (Makurdi Division) ruling that set aside the tribunal verdict which upheld the election of Salisu Egyegbola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and instead declare Suleiman Adokwe of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the duly elected senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district.
Nasarawa State coordinator of the group, Abdulraman Ahmad who made the assertion at the weekend while speaking to newsmen in Lafia, described the judgment as a miscarriage of justice.
“We have come to address the world through the Press to express our dismay over what we best described as miscarriage of justice as a result of compromise and abuse of office at the Court of Appeal, Makurdi Division.”
He revealed that the grouped had since petitioned the Nigeria Judicial Council, NJC, challenging the way the court of appeal handled the case.
The coordinator noted that the action had become imperative due to what it termed “fraudulently contrived and inconsistent verdict by the court which brought the judiciary in the country to opprobrium.”
He averred that it was shocked at the decision of the court
to accept the results that were characterised by over voting, which the lower tribunal earlier expunged based on the records from the smart card reader information and the voters register tendered by INEC.
“The issue at stake is that the PDP engaged in electoral
malpractices by engaging in over voting, to which the petition
tribunal dealt with. To our dismay, the Appeal Court decided to reward bad behaviour by setting aside the winner of the election.”
He pointed out that the organisation was looking into other options that are open to ensure that only credible persons of integrity were allowed the space to occupy leadership position at all levels.

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