The New Nigerian People’s Party’s (NNPP) National Auditor, Ladipo Johnson has called out the Judiciary.
He was reacting to the sack of Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.
Mutfwang was the third opposition governor to be sacked by the Court of Appeal within three days.
In a judgment on Sunday, a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Elphreda Williams-Dawodu ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Mutfwang and give a fresh one to Nentawe Goshwe of the APC.
Reacting to the court judgement, Johnson described the verdict as part of the “judicial rascality that is unfolding.”
Speaking during an interview with Punch, the NNPP chieftain insisted that APC has a long way to go to foist itself on Nigerians.
He said, “The bottom line is that the judiciary have put themselves on trial because of some inconsistent principle that we are seeing. Most recent judgments by the judiciary are very troubling to a lot of us in the Country.
“Even if this is not an attempt to foist APC on Nigerians, it will have the effect. It is a long way for them to force APC on Nigerians because PDP has many states. So, it is far away from it.”
The NNPP National Auditor declared, “So there is judicial rascality going on. Yes, I haven’t read the judgment, but from the extract have seen, there is a sort of rascality going on. We no longer have confidence in the judiciary
“But we are hoping that the Supreme Court will put some clarity on these issues and follow their precedent as it were.”