The Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday described as false stories that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, had a phone dialog with President Bola Tinubu and the Director-Basic of the Division of State Providers on the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.
The Supreme Courtroom has warned that Nigeria might not obtain the specified progress if the present pattern of lies and mudslinging continues.
Director of Press and Data on the Supreme Courtroom, dr. Festus Akande, mentioned this in a press release titled “There aren’t any phone conversations between the CJN and anybody relating to the presidential election petition”.
He mentioned: “In view of the rumors presently circulating on the social media that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, had a phone dialog with His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Director-Basic of the Division of State Providers with a view to pressuring the Presidential Electoral Tribunal on the possible judgment they’ll ship, it’s crucial to state clearly that there’s not an iota of fact within the phone dialog and the CJN.
“Nigerians adopted the proceedings earlier than the Presidential Electoral Tribunal with astonishing enthusiasm. Subsequently, it’s advisable that all of us preserve the tempo and comply with it to the tip, as an alternative of returning to the sphere of hypothesis and whispering rumors that won’t assist anybody. If this present pattern of lies and mudslinging continues, our nation might not make the specified progress.
“Courts are established by regulation to serve one of the best curiosity of the lots, and we’re at all times prepared to try this to one of the best of our potential. We want to attraction to all to cooperate with the judiciary to serve the nation to its fullest capability as nobody will ever be favored over others in any dispute.”
Akande assured the Supreme Courtroom that the rule of regulation and the supremacy of the Nigerian Structure will at all times be upheld and utilized in each matter that comes earlier than the courts.
“For the reason that details introduced and present legal guidelines should be utilized in figuring out the deserves or in any other case of every matter, the general public needs to be assured that justice shall be served in all circumstances pending within the numerous courts throughout the nation, no matter who’s concerned,” Akande mentioned.