By Jude Atupulazi
The Vice Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23rd election, Mr Peter Obi, has commended the Nigerian Judiciary on the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke and the PDP at the tribunal. Obi made this known through his Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem.
Obi who described the judgement as the triumph of justice over the dictatorship of injustice aided by forces that did not mean well for the country, advised the APC not to appeal the judgement which, Obi said, would be a clear attack of a judgement that was both straightforward and redeeming.
Obi took the opportunity to encourage the judiciary to continue to be steadfast in the dispensation of justice, especially now, according to him, other arms of Government were bent on fostering dictatorship on the country.
'As the bulwark of freedom and justice, once the judiciary capitulates, the country is as good as gone,' Obi said.
Analyzing the effect of the judgment on nation-building, Obi said it renewed the faith of Nigerians in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.
Concluding, Obi appealed to Nigerians to remain united in the fight against rigging. Describing rigging as the worst form of corruption, Obi said any nation that encouraged or condoned it was 'sick unto death and must at least allow the judiciary to restore her through painful surgery.’