The Ogun State All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Senator representing Ogun East district, Buruji Kashamu, for writing a petition against both State and National Assemblies Election Petitions Trubunal in Ogun State.
Kashamu, whose election was nullified by the election tribunal, has accused the APC to have bribed the a senior advocate with sum of N150 million to get the manipulate the verdict in the Court of Appeal in Ibadan, and PDP have called for the dissolution of the appeal panel.
Kashamu and PDP has also written separate petitions to Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal asking for the dissolution of the tribunal.
APC has, however, warned that allegations from both Kashamu and PDP is a direct attack on personality of the judiciary and if not checked, the integrity of the justice might be compromised.
This was contained in a statement signed by Sola Lawal, the Publicity Secretary in Ogun State, where APC pointed out that since PDP lost the general elections, the intergrity of the judiciary has been under attack and the party (APC) now wondered if the judiciary has suddenly changed from what PDP have in the last 16 years it ruled the nation.
APC then described both Kashamu and PDP as victims of “morbid fear having realised the futility of their case against the APC while opting for vainglorious self-help to avoid an imminent and sure disgrace in the public space”
“It is to the credit of the crumbling edifice of Kashamu to be economical with the truth. The actual plan is to put a coy in the wheel of justice and further desecrate the noble temple of justice through subterfuge and archaic underhand methods.
“In their confusion, Kashamu and his party with whom impunity sits pretty well, have, in futility, embarked on a search for a society of Frederick Douglas’ intellectual ingenuity where justice is denied, poverty thrives and ignorance prevails. One is in made to feel the society is an organised conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade such that no one or property is safe.”