Supreme Court verdict: Senate Leader warns PDP, LP, others against dragging judiciary into partisan politics


Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, has cautioned opposition parties against stampeding the judiciary into partisan politics through disinformation, malinformation and misinformation.

Bamidele, who chaired the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters in the 9th National Assembly, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

He chided the opposition parties for dragging the judiciary into partisan politics in pursuit of their selfish interests against the collective interests of Nigeria and Nigerians.

While celebrating the recent victory of President Bola Tinubu at the Supreme Court, Bamidele condemned the undue blackmailing of the judiciary even before the petitions of the opposition parties and their candidates were decided.

He observed that the judiciary “is one of the most consistent, dependable and reliable democratic institutions that still stands for and with the oppressed in this federation.

”It is therefore amoral and immoral for any political actor or party to subject the judiciary to media trial rather than abiding by the rules of law,” Bamidele said.

“Judiciary has never been vilified in the recent history of this federation by petitioners who at different times benefitted tremendously from the independence and neutrality of the judiciary.”


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