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|Much About The Diplomacy Of Demolition By Bolanle Adetola by bestofnollywood: 10:55pm On Sep 15|
If there is anything that the Dapo Abiodun led government has been able to get away with in the past few weeks, it is about taking the attention of the citizens away from the impending judgement of the election tribunal. I must confess, it is a strategy that seems to have worked, or is still working.
Shortly after the tribunal reserved judgement on the election heist trials on September… Ogun State citizens have been treated to a cocktail of wicked distractions and diversions and needless controversies by the same people who have been accused of stealing votes in a manner that suggests who is afraid of the outcome.
Starting from the threats and arrests by men of the security agencies of journalists and a lawyer to the incarceration of a local government council chairman Wale Adedayo who dared to blow the whistle on the alleged stealing of local government statutory funds based on petitions by the government on sundry and frivolous grounds.
The closest we ever got to hearing about the matter of the tribunal was briefly after the Presidential elections petition court judgement on April 6 when some members of the government were fishing for similarities on the grounds of challenge. They made feeble attempts to elate themselves by claiming or “finding” a judgement for themselves in the Presidential election petition court decisions. But this was short-lived. The flurry and excitement went down no sooner than it was raised, perhaps on the advice of their legal counsel that their joy may not last because judges treat each matter on the merit of what was presented before them.
Most importantly, the Publicity Secretary of the APC in Ogun State, Tunde Oladunjoye went to town claiming that the plank upon which the Ladi Adebutu and the PDP challenge rests had been dismantled in Abuja. Which also suggests that the APC legal team was also on a voyage of expedition, only trying to dismantle the challenge on the strength of technicalities instead of facts of the matter.
It appears that the evidence brought before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal is so overwhelming and unassailable that neither the Abiodun, APC as well as INEC were unwilling to challenge them, but to render them useless. That means they are only looking for “judgement” and definitely not “justice” which the people of Ogun State are quite thirsty of at the moment. Justice cannot be served when you leave “facts”, “proves” and “evidence” to be window shopping for “processes”.
That would have been unjust to the foundation upon which the Nigerian legal system is erected, which is about *Justice*. I could read Oladunjoye gloating over such processes as the pedestal of hope on which Dapo Abiodun is planning to build his second term as Governor. It is like trying to smuggle in the Oriki of the Ibadan people into the legal jurisprudence of Nigeria “Omo ibi ti Ole ti nj’are olohun… iwo naa se gbe beun” (a place where the thief wins in arguments against the owner… why did you keep your things carelessly”. Such legal victory does not deserve celebration because it changes nothing about the character of the thief and our judges are not or cannot be that wicked to reward robbers at the expense of the owners...
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