*say we won’t be party to injustice
By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
A coalition of Northern youth groups have expressed anger over the alleged misgivings of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Mahmood, vowing to act if any further ‘miscarriage’ of justice is carried out in the pending gubernatorial cases pending before it.
AUTHENTIC News Daily reports that they made the threat in a text of a briefing, jointly signed by President , Northern Youth Council Of Nigeria, Comr. Isah Abubakar and Clerk, Arewa Youth Assembly, Desmond Minakaro, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday January 20, 2020.
“We are wont to believe that if we remain silent in the face of these bestial rape of the will of the people , the trend is likely to continue in the case of the remaining cases of the states This will be resisted and never allowed to happen,” they said.
They said they were gathered here to address the most disturbing scenario playing out in the country.
“This is non other than the subversion of the will of the common man in Nigeria through the instrument of the Government which is the Judiciary.
“Sadly enough, it is glaring that political hawks within the ruling party of the APC have connived to hijack mandates freely won by people in the opposition in favour of those who clearly lost elections,”” they said.
They stressed that it is disheartening to state that, “these atrocious democratic hijack are perpetrated by some orthern elements in cohort with the Chief Justice of the Federation Justice Tanko Mahmud.
“The allocation of fictitious votes by the Supreme court as seen in the judgement delivered in the case of Imo which propelled Senator Hope Uzodima to the Governorship position is not only a broad daylight robbery of mandate but also a situation that is aimed at taking this country to a headlong plunge to a dangerous precipice especially in a volatile Nigeria where things are dangerously getting out of hand.
“As concerned Arewa Youth, we are utterly disgusted and equally angered that Justice Tanko will pander to the will of unscrupulous elements in order to achieve polical noteriority aimed at achieving personal gains through power control thereby making mockery of the legal profession,” they submitted.
The Arewa Youth said that have every reason to believe that the Supreme Court under the leadership of the Honourable Justice Tanko is highly compromised and will never dispense appropriate justice as evidenced by the evil manipulations there without recourse to the dangers posed to the common man.
“The machinations employed by the Justice Tanko led supreme court has made mincemeat of the legal profession in this country and in the eye of the international community and this goes a long way to proof that this is the highest point of anti democratic display that will never be allowed to fester.
“Justice Tanko who is from the north is sending wrong signal about those elders and some of us in the north who crave to have a solidified Democracy that will guarantee our future.
“The current attitude of such judicial brigandage is a testament to the fact that Former Supreme Court Justice Walter Onoghen was edged out in order to achieved the travesty of justice that is being perpetrated by his successor Justice Tanko.
“We the Arewa youth have watched with utter dismay how tactical maneuvers are being used to arrive at unanimous decisions in the Supreme Court even when it is evidently clear that such decisions are wrong and intended to cause disaffection amongst the people,” they pointed out.
They further said that they have noted also that the perpetrators of this miscarriage of justice as led by Justice Tanko don’t care if such wrong judgements will impact negatively on the people so long as their selfish interests are met.
“It is against this backdrop that we wish to state categorically clear that we Northern Youths have deemed it fit to distance ourselves from the wrongdoings of these Northern retrogressive elements who are clearly fanning the embers of disunity and have also hijacked the judiciary which is a terrible disposition.
“We will not fold our arms and watch a few people take advantage of their certain proximity to power use it to influence court victories where electorates will be at their receiving end.
“The time to speak up is now. And we have risen with one voice to challenge this action that is capable of dividing the already volatile Nigeria which at the moment is like a boiling cauldron.
“The Northern Youth of this country will no longer tolerate or support those elders of the Northern extraction who bring shame to the region by soiling their hands with actions detrimental to the will of the collective sense of the people of this country.
“Nigeria is bigger that any individual, party or creed and as such we the youth of this country owe it a duty to safeguard our future by demanding for what is right to be done.