By Mr. Hanson Paul
The symbolism of the Lady of Justice in the world’s legal system is globally adopted in the administration of Justice.
The Lady of Justice is the moral compass across all judicial systems and the ultimate symbol of impartiality and fairness that apply to everyone regardless of power, religion, race and status.
Therefore we wish to remind our Honourable Justices at the Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal (PEPT) that;
1.THE BLIND FOLD SIGNIFIES: Objectivity, Fairness to all and Impartiality in the administration of justice.
2.THE TOGA/ROPE SIGNIFIES:
The mantle of responsibility and high level philosophy that accompanies those who practice law and enforce Justice.
3. DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD: Symbolises Authority, Respect and Fair Rulling
4. THE SCALE: Symbolises a thorough weighing of the evidences and claims presented before her.
As the stipulated time-frame for the conclusion of the petition at the Tribunal and date for delivery of judgement draws near, it is therefore a time of test for our Judiciary and we believe the Justices will abide by the ethics of the noble legal profession to save our democracy.