Supreme Court Last Hope Of Common Man – Kalu.
Lagos – Dr. Emeka C. Kalu, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and National Director (Special Duties), PDP Youth Alliance (PDPYA), has made case for an independent judiciary, if that arm of government would continue to enjoy the confidence of Nigerians.
He stated this against the backdrop of plans by Abubakar Atiku, his party’s presidential candidate in the last election, to approach the Supreme Court after losing to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
Kalu, also the Director General (DG), Global Initiative for Good Governance (GIGG), in a statement on Monday signed by Comrade Amos Kalu, his media and publicity aide, maintained that Nigerians must not lose confidence in the country’s judicial system as it had remained the only hope for the protection of lives, rights, and freedom of the common man against what he termed the brutality and nakedness of power.
The PDP chieftain and Director General of Atikulated Agenda Worldwide, described an independent judiciary as the only way balance could be achieved in a sane society for the good of the leaders and the led.
He said: “We must not lose confidence in the ability of the judicial system of our dear nation. We are all humans and we are prone to errors, when error occurs, we shouldn’t over rule every possibility of correction and we are of high belief that the Supreme Court will do all it must to restore the confidence and belief of the people in the judicial system of our dear nation.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his teeming supporters have exhibited high level of maturity and belief in the judiciary to adjudicate justice and I am optimistic that justice will at the end take its full course in Nigeria.
“He has continued to call on his supporters to be patient and wait on the law. I think this is the highest display of civil responsibility from a foreknown democrat like Alhaji Atiku. It is very commendable.”
He appealed to the judiciary as ably represented by the Supreme Court, to reciprocate to the goodwill of Nigerians who had been seeking for nothing, but justice for all.
“Our laws and interpretation should not be based on technicalities. Rather, it should be based on rules of evidence. This was substantial enough before our learned justices gave us a shock of our lives. It is now incumbent on the Supreme Court to upturn the mistake and set the record straight for posterity’s sake.”
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