The All Progressives Congress has again reiterated its call for the arrest and prosecution of Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose for leading a group of thugs to attack Justice Adeyeye on the premises of the State High Court on September 25th, warning that failure to act decisively on the matter now would spell danger for Judges and the nation’s democracy.
In a statement issued in London on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC said the issue of the security of Judges and the unfettered administration of justice transcends politics, hence no politician, no matter his status, must be allowed to go scot-free after attacking Judges.
The opposition party said any delay in taking action will see Fayose assume office, meaning he can no longer be arrested and prosecuted for what is an egregious contempt of court.
APC said the attack on Judges in Ekiti has also reinforced the call in some quarters, on the basis of constitutional provisions, to subject candidates seeking political offices in the country to psychiatric tests, to prevent people with mental imbalance from taking over the affairs of state.
The party said those who are trivializing the issue and trying to play dirty politics with it should take a moment to think of what Fayose will do to the Judges whom he led thugs to beat up, when he finally assumes office as Governor of the state on October 16.
APC also called on the Inspector-General of Police to sanction the policemen, who were said to have looked the other way as thugs were attacking Judges, lawyers, litigants and others, saying the police must always carry out its constitutional duties no matter which politician is flouting the law.
The party also appealed to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to take the lead in ensuring that those behind the senseless attack on Judges in Ekiti are made to face the full wrath of the law, irrespective of their status in society.