Says Judiciary Is Of Little Or No Consideration To The Executives When Their Interests Are Not At Stake.
Former Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association Abuja branch Desmond Yamah, has asked the leadership of JUSUN to call off the strike till 2023 when election Campaigns will kick start.
TheNigerialawyer reported that it is over one month that the leadership of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, asked her members to shut down all courts, offices, and departments for a National wide industrial action.
Mr. Yamah in his statement on Tuesday, made available to TheNigerialawyer said the strike action though ideal, isn’t strategic enough. The timing of the strike was not carefully planned as its taking place at a time when there are no serious political questions on the table requiring Judicial decisions.
He also said that it has revealed that the executives, particularly at the state level, are not interested in judicial autonomy as this will undermine their political influences and control of the judiciary.
“Judicial autonomy cum independence will open new vistas in judicial freedom and the dispensation of justice.
“The emasculation of the judiciary by the executives will be perpetuated until appropriate and pragmatic steps are taken to free the judiciary.
“The Judiciary is of little or no consideration to the executives when their interests are not at stake.
“JUSUN strike should be suspended until early 2023, when electioneering activities, such as campaigns, party primaries, and substantive elections would have been taking place,” he added.