The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has expressed outrage over the attack on Nigerian judges by Governor Ayodele Fayose, saying the attack represented “a paradoxical assault by a man who holds the judiciary in contempt even though he is also the greatest beneficiary of the same purportedly corrupt judiciary in his political career.”
Fayose had early in the week accused Nigerian judges of corruption, saying some of them were in the habit of begging to be appointed as election tribunals’ chairmen in order to extort money from politicians.
The governor spoke at the opening of the Nigeria Legal Year organised by the Ekiti State Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in Ado-Ekiti.
The party also expressed support for raising a Board of Inquiry, BOI, by the Nigerian Army to investigate the roles of its men during the June 21, 2014 elections which saw Fayose’s emergence as Ekiti State governor.
He said the initiative would reveal the travesty of justice championed by the Nigerian Army in cahoots with the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, leaders to commit treason in the illegal change of political leadership in Ekiti State.
The Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in statement in Ado-Ekiti that it was an irony that Fayose, “Who is a beneficiary of lawless and anti-democratic conduct and a principal participant in the ignoble plot to spit on the Nigerian Constitution.