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Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by doing justice fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election cases and other political cases before the courts.

Governor Fayose hailed the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa for the swift composition of a new panel to hear appeals over the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State.

In a statement issued on Thursday, by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose urged the new Appeal Panel to do justice unto God and not to any power that be.

“Democracy in Nigeria is being threatened by the open collaboration of the APC led federal government with the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC).

“INEC has chosen to abandon its own law by endorsing someone who did not emerge through any known electoral process as the candidate of the PDP and this is dangerous.

“Those collaborating with with INEC to frustrate democratic process in Ondo State are now blackmailing the judiciary, wring frivolous petitions against judges just to prevent the case from being resolved before the election is held.

“The new Appeal Panel must therefore  do its job speedily and timely so that the rez is not destroyed and in the process destroy what is remaining of our democracy.

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