The Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association (ACIPA) have urged President Bola Tinubu to intervene and address what they perceive as “controversial judgments” delivered by the Judges of the Court of Appeal in recent elections nationwide.
Rev. Luke Shehu, the Chairman of ACIPA, conveyed this request in a statement released on Sunday in Jos, expressing concern that these judgments were becoming a “national disgrace.”
Specifically, Shehu criticized recent Court of Appeal decisions that led to the removal of some members of the national assembly from Plateau, characterizing them as a “miscarriage of justice.”
He emphasized the need for the president to step in and rectify the situation, asserting that such intervention is crucial to restoring public confidence in the judiciary and democracy as a whole.
”We wish to use this medium to call on President Bola Tinubu to call our judges to order; they need to be reminded that the judiciary is still the last hope of the common man.
”We also wish to remind our president that the international community is watching while the judiciary is making pronouncements that appear to make a mockery of the process of justice and democracy.
”The votes of millions of Nigerians cannot be thrown away using legal semantics or technicalities.
”Some judicial decisions by some election petition tribunals and appeal courts judges are unacceptable and need to be stopped now,” the statement partly read.