BMO Talks Tough Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing
Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing of the 2019 presidential election petition on Wednesday, a fresh warning has been handed to mischief makers making uncouth statements.
The warning was handed down by the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) who alleged that some people have started harassing Supreme Court justices ahead of the suit.
The BMO however urged that the apex court and its justices be allowed to carry out their constitutional obligations without any form of harassment or intimidation.
Naija News reports Niyi Akinsiju, chairman of the BMO gave the warning in Abuja on Monday ahead of the Wednesday hearing of the appeal filed by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar against the decision of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) which upheld the election victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Akinsiju alleged that some supporters of Atiku Abubakar were responsible for the harassment against the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammed.
“Nigerians have for several weeks witnessed how a self-styled coalition of political parties which, in actual fact, is a gathering of Atiku Abubakars’ supporters, has been taking potshots at the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed and the Supreme Court.
“These individuals even had the temerity to lie to the media that the CJN had hand-picked Justices of the apex court for the panel on the directives of Buhari.
“This forced the usually reserved Supreme Court to speak out against what it described as a blackmail attempt by the group, while maintaining that no panel had been constituted,” BMO chairman said.
He said the group is making some demands which are alien to the constitution and logical thinking adding that he expects the Supreme Court to be above board in hearing the presidential election dispute and giving a fair judgement.
“We are still shocked at the rate PDP elements, including the fake coalition led by a political jobber, has been sharing a list of seven Justices of the Supreme Court which they insist have to be on the panel to hear Atiku’s appeal.
“Nigerians were also stunned to see some federal lawmakers elected on PDP’s platform act as the repeater station of the so-called opposition coalition to the extent of naming those they considered as the most qualified.
“If this is not an act of mischief, we at BMO wonder how best it could be described, especially as those lawmakers are expected to know that the Supreme Court and, to a great extent, the Judiciary, can not be dictated to.
“We believe and have absolute faith that the Supreme Court will keep to its time-tested value and would neither be intimidated nor blackmailed to do anyone’s bidding,” he said.
Source: Naija News