Ahead  Tribunal Judgment: My Mandate Will Stand-Tinubu. I Am Worried Says Lawyer Falana SAN

Ahead  Tribunal Judgment: My Mandate Will Stand-Tinubu. I Am Worried Says Lawyer Falana SAN

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Ahead of the September 6   date set for the delivering of  the   judgment  by Nigeria’s Presidential election court, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu last Monday  has expressed the  optimism  that his electoral mandate will be upheld by the laws.

The Nigerian President said , he harbors the strong faith and conviction that the electoral court will pass its decisions based on the credibility of the weight of the evidences tendered before the court.

According to him, the current administration under his watch has high respect for the sanctity of the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, explaining  that, this is the  core reason the more why his government is cautious of not getting involved in any act that would derail the independence of the  judicial arm of Nigeria’s government.

He further stated that his government  guarded against   making noise  to allow for the judicial officers to concentrate in delivering justice, adding that the presidential election panel is composed of judicial officers with high level of  proven integrity.

President Tinubu speaking through his media aide,  Ajuri Ngelale, on Channels television daily  night show, Politics Today  , Monday night  said he is not perpeturbed by the likely outcome of the verdict that will be passed by the  presidential election tribunal, noting that rather the Tinubu presidency have opted to pay attention to national issues, while awaiting the court to do justice to the matter before it, in the interest of justice.

In same matter, Nigeria’s frontline lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN has expressed worries over the  alleged intimidation and blackmailing of the judicial officers presiding over the various post  election courts across the country.

He decried the alleged criminal strategy and illicit tactics been adopted  by some  persons, he failed to name , who he alleged   were  hell bent in seeing  through that their choice candidates  are declared  winners by the  electoral courts.

Falana speaking  on the same platform had alleged that the level of intimidation and blackmail of  judicial officers handling electoral cases at various levels is been unprecedented.

He said, irrespective of the height of blackmail and intimidation, the judicial officers assigned to  election cases will deliver their verdicts, adding that some will win some others will lose their cases before the courts.

The Lagos based  radical lawyer , then urged those  that would be displeased by the outcome of the verdicts that will be passed by the court to explore the provisions of the law in seeking for  redress.

He commended the members of the election courts for their maturity in refusing to join issues with those behind the  campaigns of calumny, that in his opinion were contemptuous , while urging the courts to ensure that  they  dispatch similar maturity in delivering judgments that are  stirred by facts and evidences that were before their  courts.

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