Ladipo Johnson, the national auditor for the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), has responded to the dismissal of Plateau State governor Caleb Mutfwang by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
In the span of three days, Mutfwang became the third opposition governor to be dismissed by the Court of Appeal.
In a ruling on Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was directed by a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice Elphreda Williams-Dawodu, to revoke the certificate of return granted to Mutfwang and issue a new one to APC candidate Nentawe Goshwe.
Johnson responded to the court’s decision by calling it an example of the “judicial rascality that is unfolding.”
The NNPP leader said that the APC still has a long way to go before forcing itself on Nigerians in an interview with Newsmen.
He said, “The bottom line is that the judiciary have put themselves on trial because of some inconsistent principle that we are seeing. Most recent judgments by the judiciary are very troubling to a lot of us in the Country.
“Even if this is not an attempt to foist APC on Nigerians, it will have the effect. It is a long way for them to force APC on Nigerians because PDP has many states. So, it is far away from it.”
The NNPP National Auditor declared, “So there is judicial rascality going on. Yes, I haven’t read the judgment, but from the extract have seen, there is a sort of rascality going on. We no longer have confidence in the judiciary.
“But we are hoping that the Supreme Court will put some clarity on these issues and follow their precedent as it were.”
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