Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described controversial Federal High Court judge, Okon Abang as a disgrace to the judiciary.
The NJC neeeds to “save the judiciary from this disgrace called Okon Abang by showing him the way out of the bench,” the governor said in reaction to a ruling of the Court of Appeal which overruled Abang’s October 14, 2016 verdict on the candidate of the PDP in the Ondo election.
Fayose accused the judge of representing the “dirty interests of some cabals, who are protecting him despite the incalculable damages he has done to the judiciary.”
He said a judge who gives fraudulent judgments is even more dangerous than armed robbers, adding that; “Those running after judges for alleged corruption and excluding a judge like Abang may not be far from being the beneficiaries of his (Abang) fraudulent judgments.”
“Today again, three justices of the appeal court descended on Justice Abang, describing his judgments imposing Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State and the one affirming Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the PDP National Chairman as fraudulent.
“It should be recalled that in June, a five-member panel of the court of appeal led by Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju said Abang ‘raped democracy’ when he annulled the election of Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Mr. Samson Ogah without evidence of forgery against Dr. Ikpeazu. The court went on to say that Abang embarked on a wild goose chase and hat he spoke from both sides of his mouth.
“These are clear indictments on Justice Abang and in a civilised society; he ought to have resigned without the prompting of anyone.
“The judiciary, being the last hope of the common man must therefore be purged of elements like Abang and NJC must do the needful by sacking him forthwith so that the bench can have a new lease of life.”