The Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has hailed the judiciary for standing their ground and rejecting what he termed an attempt by the Federal Government to make a mockery of our Nigeria’s democracy.
The Governor made this comment, following reports that the government was planning to try Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in secret.
Fayose said “As it is now, only the judiciary can save Nigeria from the full-blown dictatorship that this Buhari-led APC government has become.
“Interestingly, they are not even sparing the bench from their regime of blackmail and dictatorship, and it has become necessary for our men of the bench to continue to stand firm against enemies of democracy and rule of law.”
The Ekiti state Governor also wondered why the prosecution will suggest that all witnesses slated to testify against the IPOB leader should wear a mask.
He said "How can the Federal Government ask the court to allow ‘ojuju calabar’ (masquerade) as prosecution witnesses when we are not under military rule?
“How would such witnesses be cross-examined by defence lawyers and can their real identity be ascertained?”
“Should anyone make allegations that he cannot be bold enough to defend in the law court? Why are the witnesses afraid to testify in an open court if truly they are witnesses of truth?
“Clearly, this is mockery of democracy and the rule of law and Nigerians should know that it is their duty to purge President Buhari of dictatorship,” Fayose said.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, has asked the Governor to shut up and stop insulting Nigerians.