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PEPT: SAN asks Nigerians not to demonize the judiciary

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Mr Mba Ukweni, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has urged his fellow countrymen to stop attacking the country’s judicial system.

Calabar-based news outlet NAN said Thursday that Ukweni had made the request during an interview.

The legal expert was responding to the September 6 ruling by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, where the justices reached their decisions based on the evidence presented to them and the law.

If you don’t agree with the decisions, the senior advocate says you can appeal to the Supreme Court.

I don’t approve of a climate in which the judiciary is threatened by public criticism of their work. In this country, the judicial system has weathered many storms.

An independent and impartial judiciary has been called into question, and this has led to concerns about government overreach.

Judges do not have perfect recall. Only God actually exists. He concluded by urging the public to “exercise a little patience with the judiciary.”

He went on to say that robust institutions are what Nigeria really needs. (NAN)

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