The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday, said Justice Abdu Aboki was not mentioned in the purported petition by the APC hierarchy against three Justices of the apex court.
Dr Akande Festus, Director of Press and Information Supreme Court of Nigeria, made the clarification in a statement.
“We need to state that the news that occupied strategic space in the media yesterday, Wednesday 24th March, 2021, which emanated from a petition purportedly written by the All Progressives Congress against three Justices of the Supreme Court never mentioned the name of Hon. Justice Abdu Aboki even though he is on the panel of five Justices hearing the appeal that resulted from the Imo North Senatorial District Bye-Election conducted on 5th October, 2020.
“The information in circulation is not only wrong but equally misleading.
“It is pertinent to state that even though the acting chairman of the APC has issued a disclaimer of the purported petition, there is still need to keep record straight and also to admonish litigants, particularly politicians on the need to be guided by good conscience and decency in all their conducts especially when a case is before a Court of competent jurisdiction, as such unguided disposition could send out the wrong signals, Akande stated.
According to the statement, “The Honourable Justices of the Supreme Court who have always been working assiduously to promote the rule of law, impartial and seamless dispensation of justice don’t deserve such orchestrated mudslinging, to say the least”.
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