Election Tribunal: Judiciary Is The Only Hope Of Nigerians – Timi Frank Lauds Adeleke’s Court Judgement
A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has come out to say the judiciary is the hope of Nigerians.
Naija News reports that this is as he congratulates the Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke, over the Appeal Court’s judgement affirming him the rightful governor of the state on Friday.
According to him, the judiciary has done great work with their courage on the judgement, but they should brace up because there is more to come before them.
Frank, in a statement in Abuja, commended the Justices of the Appeal Court over the verdict of Adeleke, and by extension, the Nigerian judiciary for mustering the courage to uphold the Truth and Justice, and “We want to see this in them in other election’s petition cases.”
He said “We hope the Judiciary will bring this courage to bare in doing the needful in deciding the Presidential election petition cases now before them.
“The Judiciary must realise that the only hope Nigerians have today is in them. We hope they will not dash that hope.
“We know there will be pressure on them by the powers that be to do the wrong thing, but they must be guided by the bigger picture which is to free the people from exploitation and slavery in taking their final decision. History will not forget the Justices that decided the Adeleke Versus Gboyega Oyetola Appeal for sticking to the truth.
“Despite the oppression, they remained courageous. However, this is not the end of their task. A greater task beckons and that task is to redeem the damaged image and lost glory of the judiciary.
“We believe there still exist some incorruptible judges with good conscience. This is not the time for the judiciary to sell justice. It is time to give justice back to the people.
“Nigerians and the world look forward to the Judiciary to restore the presidential mandate which has once again been stolen from the people the same way they upheld Adeleke’s victory and restored his mandate
“It is an open secret that the Independent National Electoral Commission totally disregarded their own guidelines and did not follow the rule of law during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
“The Justices of the Appeal Court now have the opportunity to write their name in gold by restoring the lost confidence to the judiciary again.
“Majority of Nigerians have in recent ttimeslost hope and confidence in the judiciary but with this judgement ,the hope and confidence of the people has been rekindled.
“We hope the Judiciary keeps and sustains this renewed confidence now rejuvenated through this courageous judgement.”
Frank, however, appealed to the Osun State governor to keep focused now the court case has ended.