The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP in the Feb. 23rd election, Mr Peter Obi has commended the Nigerian Judiciary on the victory of Sen. Ademola Adeleke and the PDP st the tribunal. Obi made this known through his Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem.
Obi who described the judgement as the triumph of justice over the dictatorship of injustice aided by forces that do not mean well for the country, advised the APC not to appeal the judgement which, Obi says, if they do, will be a clear attack of a judgement that is both straightforward and redeeming.
Obi took the opportunity to encourage the judiciary to continue to be steadfast in the dispensation of justice especially now, according to him, other arms of Government are bent on fostering dictatorship on the country. ” As the bulwark of freedom and justice, once the judiciary capitulates, the country is as good as gone”, Obi said.
Analyzing the effect of the judgment to nation-building, Obi said it renewed the faith of Nigerians in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.
Concluding, Obi appealed to Nigerians to remain united in the fight against rigging, especially during the forthcoming supplementary elections. Describing rigging as the worst form of corruption, Obi said any nation that encouraged or condoned it was sick unto death and must at least allow the judiciary to restore her through painful surgery.