APC blasts Fayose for saying Nigerian judges are corrupt, beggars
The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has faulted
the state governor, Ayo Fayose over his recent “attack”
on Nigerian judges.
Fayose had at the opening ceremony of the Nigeria
Legal Year organised by the Ekiti State Branch of the
Nigeria Bar Association in Ado Ekiti reportedly accused
judges of corruption.
According to him, some of them were in the habit of
begging to be appointed as election tribunals’ chairmen
in order to extort money from politicians.
Reacting to Fayose’s statement, APC said the
governor’s attack represented “a paradoxical assault
by a man who holds the judiciary in contempt even
though he is also the greatest beneficiary of the same
purportedly corrupt judiciary in his political career.”
statement on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti that it was an irony
that Fayose, “who is a beneficiary of lawless and anti-
democratic conduct and a principal participant in the
ignoble plot to spit on the Nigerian Constitution and
who should be cooling his heels in jail” should be the
one accusing the judiciary of corruption.
“It is regrettable that Fayose is always having his jokes
on the judiciary that decent Nigerian leaders built to
serve as a sacred sanctuary of justice, but which
Fayose has turned to a lap dog that he can whip at his
black and blue, tore his coat and invaded the Chief
Judge’s office, broke the door and tore court records
there while the Chief Judge’s secretary was mercilessly
“He created various obstacles to slow down his
prosecution in the N1.3b poultry project fraud trial by
the EFCC and orchestrated closure of the courts for a
long time to prevent hearing on his perjury case to
pervert the course of justice. But we wish to remind
Fayose that these various assaults on the judiciary are
worse than corruption,” Olatunbosun explained.