A pro-democracy group, Coalition for Stable Democracy, has urged the National Judicial Council to look into the judgment proclaiming business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
A statement by the group on Monday said the call became imperative because the judgment was capable of thwarting the will of the people.
The group’s coordinator, Victor Aderibigbe, and the spokesperson, Abdullahi Sanni, urged the NJC to look into the judgment delivered by Justice Okon Abang last Friday.
Affirming its belief in the judiciary, the group, however, warned that the judiciary should be cautious not to be unwittingly used by some people to brighten the chances of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming governorship election.
In a landmark judgment delivered last Friday, Justice Abang ruled that the name of the Ondo PDP candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), be substituted with that of Ibrahim as the authentic candidate of the party.
The Ondo PDP has, however, appealed the judgment, which it described as capable of throwing the state into confusion.
“We are calling on the NJC to pay serious attention to the judgment and all the circumstances surrounding it. We don’t want the judiciary to be used,” the statement said.
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