Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has called on the National Judicial Council to sack Federal High Court judge, Okon Abang.
Fayose in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka while reacting to the Appeal Court’s judgement on the Ondo PDP candidate crisis on Wednesday said it was obvious that justice Abang was working for some cabals.
He said, “In the face of these indictments by the appellate court, the NJC must wade in and save the judiciary from Abang.”
“…Today again, three justices of the appeal court descended on Justice Abang, describing his judgments imposing Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Ondo State and the one affirming Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the PDP National Chairman as fraudulent.
“It should be recalled that in June, a five-member panel of the court of appeal led by Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju said Abang ‘raped democracy’ when he annulled the election of Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Mr. Uche Ogah without evidence of forgery against Dr. Ikpeazu. The court went on to say that Abang embarked on a wild goose chase and that he spoke from both sides of his mouth.
“These are clear indictments on Justice Abang and in a civilised society, he ought to have resigned without the prompting of anyone. Or how can a judge that has been adjudged severally as giving fraudulent judgments and acting like Father Christmas still sit in judgment over cases involving Nigerians?
“The NJC must do the needful by sacking him forthwith so that the bench can have a new lease of life.”