Election Petition; NLC Warned judiciary, Particularly Election Petition Tribunals, Against Being Compromised.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has warned the judiciary, particularly the election petition tribunals, against being compromised during the hearing of several suits challenging the 2023 general elections.

The National Chairman of the Congress, Mr. Joe Ajaero, made the remark on Sunday in Abuja during a news conference organized by the Labour and Civil Society Movement Front to mark the 2023 Workers’ Day.

He noted that the labor and civil society movements may soon establish a ‘Hall of Shame’ for any judge that jeopardized the process, citing how the judiciary imposed leaders on Nigerians in the previous elections.

There are a number of suits filed before the Presidential Election Tribunal challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

Ajaero expressed worry that the election petition tribunals were yet to commence sitting regarding petitions from aggrieved candidates who participated in the exercise.

“The judiciary has set many states and institutions on fire. The judiciary has set Imo State on fire and up till now, people are wondering how a person who was not a candidate of his party be declared the governor.

“The judiciary has so many questions to answer. If they failed to answer those questions within a short time, we would create a Hall of Shame for those judges that come up with some judgments, and that could happen soon,“ he said.

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