Blame Abia political quagmire on Justice Abang – Fasehun


7 Jul 2016

Blame Abia political quagmire on Justice Abang – Fasehun

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Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, national chairman, Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities of Nigeria (CENN) has condemned the current political quagmire in Abia state where Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled in favour of a petition brought by Mr. Uchechukwu Ogah and ordered for his immediate sworn in as governor.

He described such an order as not only provocative but also injudicious, strange and very insensitive, and that it shows inordinate and suspicious haste on the part of the Honourable Justice.

Fasehun who stated this while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday stressed that the last one year has seen some strange occurrences bursting loose on the political landscape of Nigeria.

He further stated that these occurrences look like landmines that can endanger the nation’s democracy and cause an explosion or an implosion capable of undermining the country.

He said, “The judiciary in other places always strives to dispense justice and fairness to both the Litigant and the Respondent, and allows everyone to exercise his right to fair hearing to the maximum, through appeals made to higher courts.

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“The Judge should have borrowed good precedents from the recent governorship cases that went not just to the Court of Appeal, but all the way to the Supreme Court which include those of the sitting governors of Rivers State, Ekiti State, Nasarawa State and Sokoto State.

“No Judge of the lower court should pretend he is the Alpha and Omega over the fate of anyone in the country. Such a stance is injurious to societal sanity.”

On INEC, Fasehun lamented that the commission also allowed itself to be stampeded into issuing a certificate of return and that the Abia State INEC Commissioner unilaterally issued a certificate to Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah without first withdrawing the one earlier issued to the sitting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

He appealed to the people of Abia State to remain law abiding and allow the rule of law to take its precedence.

“What is clear is that Abia people deserve peace. We sue for peace in Abia state. We urge all men and women of goodwill in the state to hold their peace and let justice run its course.

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“No one must allow the inordinate ambition of any politician to cause disruption of peace in the state”.

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News Source: TODAYNG, 9jaTales

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