Abuja - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has berated judges in the country over several conflicting judgements.
The former president, who spoke at a book launch in Abuja, pleaded with the judiciary to help clear Nigeria’s political and economic challenges, according to a report by Daily Trust.
Obasanjo lamented that courts of co-ordinate jurisdiction now compete with one another.
“With all the criticism about the practitioners, I concur with the book reviewer that if our country must make progress, the judiciary and the law profession must have a lot to do,” he said while commending the author of the book for coming up with a useful material for both legal practitioners, lawmakers and citizens.
It would be recalled that there is a current political logjam in Abia State due to conflicting court judgments on the governorship seat.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordered the removal of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and ordered INEC to issue a Certificate of Return to Ogah, who was the first runner-up in the state governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Justice Abang had ordered the removal of Ikpeazu after finding him guilty of not presenting relevant tax certificates along with his forms submitted to INEC.
But another Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo State affirmed the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
Former governorship aspirant, Friday Nwosu dragged Ikpeazu to court over alleged forged tax certificates.
The trial judge, Justice A.I Allagoa in his judgement ruled that Nwosu was unable to prove that the tax documents were forged.
The judge ruled that the tax documents were not forged
- News 24