Image: Darius Ishaku, Taraba State Governor
Unless you are new on this our fora, everyone knows that I want Mama Taraba of APC to win the 2015 election against Darius of PDP. Even till now, I still prefer her. As a matter of fact, I declared her winner even while votes were still be counted that mobile punch on Twitter used my post as their source of information.
I had to give the above explanation so we can read this with an open mind. Truth is truth no matter how painted it is to look like lies. Justice demands that we play fairly and equally. Anything short of it is injustice.
The declaration of Aisha as winner of the Taraba State election is the height of judicial rascality. It shows how enmeshed the judiciary is in corrupt practices and at the hands of the executive. If we have never been raped democratically in our senses before, the Taraba judges just did. The scenario is the best description of travesty of justices and abortion of fair hearing.
In law, you don’t give what the respondent do not ask for neither do judgment supercedes the constitution, no matter how brilliant it is, talk less of a poor one like the one just given.
When has it become a matter of concern for courts and judges to interfere in party primaries when the party members did not bring it before them? When did the courts now become political parties to determine who stands in election? This is what just happened, where Aisha came with a demand that “election be cancelled and fresh one declared or the votes be counted again.”
The busybody judges probably acting on instructions from Aso Villa (who else who manipulate them) decided to jump the two demands and delved into internal issues of PDP that was not brought before them. What a case of crying when there is no single bereaved individual. Ironically the case of Benue Governor, Ortom that is being challenged by an APC governorship aspirant was not annulled but he was declared as validly elected.
Aisha as it stands CANNOT be declared governor no matter the decision of the unlearned judges. Are they unaware of the constitution on matters of party issues which they based their ruling on; that the candidate who scored 2nd can’t even be declared winner but election to be conducted? Wherefore did they invent their judgment from?
For those who don’t know, Okowa is only lucky to be governor today because the presidency and APC National party didn’t find a candidate to replace Emerhor and not because of any bribe to the judges. This is even when it’s clear that he won the election and even in his weakest political moments will still win; yet judgment was already written.
Okowa knows the terms of that victory. Before the judgment, I sent a presidential source message to Okowa’s closest commissioner and another aide what the decision will be and why it will be and it came out that way. We cannot keep silent that judgments are now being influenced albeit silently.
Why are judgments from tribunals moved to Abuja always declaring APC winners?
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