The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC),
Speaking with Journalists in Kano, the state Chairman of the party Hashimu Dungurawa, said it was a clear fact that the party was denied justice based on emotion and sentiments.
According to him, the party had petitioned the NJC against the judge’s remarks, saying, “We shall see whether he is right to use personal sentiments and quashed our victory and also seeks justice on this.”
He said, ” A judge cannot just sit down because of unfounded death threats to be impartial in our judgement. This clearly showed to us that you are not been fair and just in this election verdict.
“We are not taking lightly the comments credited to Justice Anya that, ‘the gang of red cap wearers who, are like a violent and terrorist cult, chased us out of Kano and put us in the fear of our lives.’
over alleged uncomplimentary comments credited to Justice Benson Anya, against the party and its members while delivering judgment on the Kano governorship elections.
Justice Anya was alleged to have said in his submission at the tribunal that, “Instead of some Kano politicians to be allowed to use banditry and violence to abort democracy in Kano State, justice will be used to stop them from destroying democracy in Kano and upward.”
The NNPP Chairman frowned on the judge’s remarks which he quoted as: “Instead of some Kano politicians to be allowed to use banditry and violence to abort Democracy in Kano State, justice will be used to stop them from destroying democracy in Kano and upward, we do not want Anarchy and terrorism as being promoted in Kano State and as threatened by them.”
The NNPP Chairman vehemently objected to such language, which, he said, was unbecoming of a Judge and defender of justice and the rule of law.
“Of course, these libelous, and outright condemnable comments credited to the panel and especially those portions where Justice Benson Anya went beyond his judicial bounds of immunity and acted as if he is an interested party in the matter by casting aspersions on the leadership and members of NNPP.”
Credit: The Nigeria Lawyer