Rights group applauds Supreme Court over Judgment on Election Petitions

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  • Warns critics of Supreme Court judges

As reactions still trail the Supreme Court judgement on the Governorship Elections petition in the country, a   human rights organization  in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has applauded the apex court of the country(Supreme Court) headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN),Justice Mahmud Muhammed for setting aside the most of the Judgments of the Court of Appeals and State Governorship Election Tribunals, particularly, that of  River, Taraba and Akwa-Ibom States respectively, warning those who were criticizing the Supreme Court rulings to stop denigrating the intelligence of the apex Court of the land.

It also commended Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun and other jurists of the apex Court for giving the laudable judgment on the aforementioned States of the federation in particular, which reverted the bloody situation agenda of some politicians in the respective States if the judgment is gone otherwise.

In a Statement issued and signed by the CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman,Comrade Adeniy, Alimi Sulaiman, which a  copy was made available to newsmen in Lagos yesterday , maintained that the recent verdicts of the Supreme Court have restored and re-affirmed the hope of the common man in the nation’s judicial sector, noting that Justice kekere-Ekun and others judges who delivered the landmark ruling have written their names in gold, adding that Justice Mahmud Muhammed under which the unquestionable rulings  were made ,would be remembered as revered judge like “Lord Denning of English Court”.

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CHRSJ boss who described the ruling as good development for the sustainability of the country’s democratic experiment, pointing out that the landmark judgment has relieved the country from oppression, pervasion of justice, dis-unity and dis-harmony.

It would be recalled that the Supreme Court had on 27th of January, 2016 upheld the election of the two Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) governors which generated hot reaction from the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), having dismissed all the appeals challenging their electoral victory at the governorship polls conducted on April 11th , 2015.

He added that the landmark judgment has revealed that the apex court jurists was a quintessential judge, upright, incorruptible and outstanding judge of impeccable character.

According to Sulaiman: “The people of the country should be grateful to Almighty God for using the Supreme Court of Nigeria Jurists to avert the bloody situation that may be occurred in some States of the federation if the rulings are delivered otherwise. The Judges have done Nigerians proud for delivering an impeccable judgment that can be best precedent for the administration of justice in the land.

“The judgment also affirmed the intellectual wisdom of the egg heads in the Supreme Court of Nigeria and those who are criticizing the Supreme Court Judges on this landmark rulings that affecting the Governorship Election Petitions in the opposition States of the federation, should to stop denigrating the intelligence of the apex Court of the land as Justices of the Supreme Court are men of impeccable character and quintessential of note”.



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