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APC Chieftain Call On NJC To Suspend Lawyers Handling Supreme Court Review On Preelection Matters

By David Agabi

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Senator Marafa’s faction, Zamfara State, Alhaji Bello Baikasuwa Maradi has call on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to suspend any Senior Advocate of Nigeria or other senior  lawyers involved in the handling of preelection matters at the Supreme Court.

Bello stated this on Tuesday in an interview with AFRICA TODAY at the Supreme Court of Nigeria complex Abuja.

According to him “we pray that any senior lawyers who because of money collected a preelection  case for review at the Supreme Court should be suspended and his practice licence withdrawn to serve as deterrent to others”

He noted that the party considered the latest supreme court review as abuse of power and impunity.

“We consider this as abuse of law, filling a case for a review of supreme court judgement, so this is a gross misconduct and abuse of law”

The Zamfara APC scribe maintained that democracy cannot survive with the recent trend in the judiciary advising all politicians to abide by all laws and constituted authorities, be it Nigerian law, electoral law or party guidelines, adding that people should learn how to respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He therefore  ask the political class to stop impunity and nepotistic attitudes in political parties so as to create a level playing field and  proffer opportunity to all party faithfuls as well as enshrine Democratic principles within political parties

The chieftain who stated this on the heels of the filling for a review by the Abdulaziz Yari’ faction of APC in Zamfara said  that the Marafa’s faction is very optimistic that the case will be thrown away, averring that the case is baseless.

The supreme court has adjourned the matter saying it will communicate a new date with the parties concern.


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