The Peoples Democratic Party has lampooned the All Progressives Congress-led administration over its alleged plot to emasculate the Nigerian judiciary.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, stated the party’s position in a statement, in Abuja, on Thursday.
The party’s position was informed by a protest letter written by Justices of the Supreme Court against their Chief Justice of the Federation and the alleged attempt to throw the weighty allegations contained in the petition under the carpet.
Ologunagba said, “The protest letter by Justices of the Supreme Court to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, further confirms the furtive plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Government to emasculate the judiciary in a bid to foist
a fascist system and subvert the Will of Nigerians in the 2023 general elections.
“The failure of the CJN to address the weighty issues contained in the said protest letter reveals that there is a systemic design by the APC-government to ensure that the Judiciary is stifled and handicapped to deliver on its constitutional duty as an independent arm of government.
“Our Party holds as outrageous that instead of personally addressing the issues raised, the CJN rather allowed his media aide to respond to the revered Justices of the Supreme Court via a press statement in a manner that shows impunity and utter disregard to the Justices and the Institution of the Judiciary.