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Buhari must probe Judge’s claim on Amaechi – PDP

According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described alleged attempt to bribe an apex court judge by the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, as unhealthy for Nigeria’s democracy.


The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement yesterday said the party viewed the allegation as “grievous, dangerous, criminal and unhealthy for our democracy and the rule of law.”

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He said the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP’s attention had been drawn to a four-page letter written by Justice Inyang Okoro to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council dated October 17.

The letter, he said, alleged that Amaechi and Umana, both of APC attempted to bribe and sway justice against the PDP candidates in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Abia.

“The PDP view this allegation as grievous, dangerous, criminal and unhealthy for our democracy and the rule of law.

“This information by a high ranking judge must not be swept under the carpet like previous petitions and the Report of the Rivers State Judiciary Commission of Inquiry.

“It appears that the public would have remained in the dark without the prompting of the DSS harassments and invasion of his home. ”Adeyeye added that the allegation against Amaechi had again vindicated its position that there were so many corrupt leaders and members of the ruling party.

He reiterated that the recent style of arrest, detention and release of judges was a charade targeted at gagging the Nigerian Judiciary.

“We once again condemn in strong terms the frequent use of security agencies by this government to molest, harass and intimidate well-meaning Nigerians and opposition figures in the country”, he stated.

The PDP spokesman, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, investigate the weighty allegation and prosecute the perpetrators.

“We once again call on the judiciary to remain neutral and fearless by this orchestrated threat to our democracy”, he added.


4 Comments on Buhari must probe Judge’s claim on Amaechi – PDP

  1. The corrupt judge is a drowning fellow, looking for who to grap. What can he show as exhibit or evidence that Ameachi and Umana came to bribed him. “Hear-say is not admissible before any court of law”. And you are asking PMB to probed them. This is absolute bull-shit. He should face the music.


  2. Amaechi remains a hero of modern naija. D arrow head dat speaheaded the succesful onslaught against a sitting president and his party dat was desperate and did everytin humanly possible to retain power. We believe u, ride on Master !!!


  3. I trust PMB, he will not waste a second of his time to probe a meaningless statement from a drowning, certified corrupt judge who ordinarily should know the law concerning what to do when a person that has a case before you comes to you for a favourable decision, did not do anything more than nine months after. Infact, this brings to light the type of characters that are appointed to the bench in this our country Nigeria, people as it has now turned out, are not even qualified to be magistrates embarrassingly found their way to the highest court in the land.


  4. I said and I will continue to say it that PDP is a Party of Devilish People. They said what DSS did last time was bad, now just because a useless and unthinkable judge looked for someone to blame his misdeed on by mention Amaechi, now PDP is looking for way to cause trouble. If the allegation is true, it is not or then that he suppose to alert us. While PDP is not condemning the truth about Fayose and Obanikoro? They wont look at that side. God will punish all the thieves and their supporter. As for Justice Okoro, people should advise him to surrender himself for thorough investigation.


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