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Fayose Governor calls for sack of Justice Okon Abang

Fayose described Juctice Abang as a disgrace, and called on the NJC to save itself from any more embarrassment.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose


Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has called for the sack of Juctice Okon Abang.

This is coming as the Appeal Court set aside Justice Abang’s ruling that saw Jimoh Ibrahim emerge as the guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo governorship election.

Fayose, who described Juctice Abang as a disgrace, called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to save itself from embarrassment and send the Justice away.

The Governor said “it is obvious that Justice Abang is representing the dirty interests of some cabals, who are protecting him despite the incalculable damages he has done to the judiciary.

“In the face of these indictments by the appellate court, NJC must wade in and save the judiciary from Abang.”

Fayose also said “Those running after judges for alleged corruption and excluding a judge like Abang may not be far from being the beneficiaries of his (Abang) fraudulent judgments.”

“A judge like Abang is a cankerworm that can destroy the country if not removed totally before he does further damage to the polity.”

“Today again, three justices of the appeal court descended on Justice Abang, describing his judgments imposing Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State and the one affirming Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the PDP National Chairman as fraudulent.

“It should be recalled that in June, a five-member panel of the court of appeal led by Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju said Abang “raped democracy” when he annulled the election Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Mr. Samson Ogah without evidence of forgery against Dr. Ikpeazu.

“The court went on to say that Abang embarked on a wild goose chase and that he spoke from both sides of his mouth.

“These are clear indictments on Justice Abang and in a civilised society; he ought to have resigned without the prompting of anyone. Or how can a judge that has been adjudged severally as giving fraudulent judgements and acting like Father Christmas still sit in judgement over cases involving Nigerians?

“The judiciary, being the last hope of the common man must therefore be purged of elements like Abang and NJC must do the needful by sacking him forthwith so that the bench can have a new lease of life.”

 On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Justice Ibrahim Saulaawa and two other Justices in a unanimous decision held that the Federal High Court erred in its October 14, 2016  ruling.

Justice Okon Abang had earlier ordered INEC to substitute  Jegede’s name with Jimoh Ibrahim as the governorship candidate of the PDP.

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