A group of Nigerians youths recently called on Nigerian Judiciary to dispense “justice with honour” as they get set to rule on the 2023 election petition cases.
“Equality and justice are natural law principles that we must abide by and the same will result in egalitarianism and fairness.
“The focus of Nigerians has been drawn to Justice Flora Azinge’s cry of concern over a possible attempt to hinder the administration of justice by cash enticement at the State and House of Representatives election petition tribunal now taking place in Kano State.
“As concerned Nigerians we will like to state that, in all uncertainties, the Judiciary must stand tall as the last beacon of hope for the common man. The Judiciary’s accountability to citizens cannot be compromised, in the ongoing tribunal processes, our democracy’s strength relies on their commitment to justice,” the group said.
“Therefore, we use this medium to applaud Justice Flora Azinge for her demonstration of uprightness and urge the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) and other State Election Petition Tribunals to follow suit and speak out against any type of financial inducement at the ongoing Election tribunal cases across Nigeria.
“Judicial accountability and transparency are crucial for fostering public confidence and re-affirming the Judiciary’s role as a protector of peace and justice. As the advancement of any community and nation rests on the administration of justice, we urge the Judiciary to rise above political pressures and maintain accountability to its constituents. We would therefore like to remind the Judges that only when justice is upheld and people’s lives and honour are secure, it is then that a nation or community can be considered to be truly developed.
“We therefore urge the Nigeria Judiciary to dispense ‘Justice with honour’, we urge them to ‘Do the right thing’ knowing that if they do the right thing ‘Heaven will not fall’ but rather there will be rejoicing in Heaven over the state of affairs in Nigeria,” the group further said.