Muhammadu Buhari resorted to fundamental falsehood to secure clearance from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to participate in the February 23 poll, Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP) in the February 23 presidential election on Wednesday pointedly told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Buhari had in 2015 claimed that his certificates were with the military board on request. But one of his witnesses, Major General Paul Tafa, (Rtd) who claimed to have been enlisted in the Nigerian Army with Buhari on April 16, 1962, however denied that they were ordered to submit their certificates to the military board.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has re-fixed the arraignment of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to Jan. 22.
It is tyrannical, dictatorial and smacks of militarism when you start accusing lawyers who defend people. You cannot have democracy without free speech and people having access to courts. You cannot be the accuser, the lawyer and the judge. They say lawyers and judges delay the prosecution of looters, then if they have already been adjudged looters, don’t prosecute them. It is only a court of law that can come to the conclusion that someone has looted the treasury after evidence has been produced.