My attention have been drawn to a series of broadcast messages being sent around by some unlearned individuals on the status of the Segun Adewale vs Solomon Olamilekan’s tribunal judgment.
I would like to state that while these messages are a misrepresentation of what happened at the last sitting of the tribunal, this is also a gross disrespect to the rule of law.
The judge did not in clear terms strike out the case presented before it by Segun Adewale but was adjourned till the 22nd of June.
The proceedings could not go on following the failure of the respondent to file his reply on point of law as ordered by the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
It is therefore highly pertinent that we come to terms with these words used in law and not propagate falsehood. The case was stalled and not struck out!
It has also come to my notice that there have been series of meetings between the respondents camp and some individuals on how to force or compel the tribunal to do its bidding.
On this, I would like to call the attention of the Media, local and international, Newspapers, news sites, TV and radio stations to investigate this and protect the interest of the common man!
I would also like to use this medium to call on the Justice Oriji led panel not to be cowed into fear or favor but ensure justice is served as stipulated by the law as International observers are monitoring this and it will shape the perspective they have of our judicial system.
Signed: Oke Umurhohwo
Media aide to Otunba Adewale Segun