The All Progressives Congress has called for the immediate dissolution of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal and the reconstitution of a new one, in order to engender the confidence of the public in the work of the tribunal.
In a statement issued in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the reported removal of the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice I.M. Bako, on the basis of a petition written by some people, has tainted the Tribunal, hence the need to constitute a fresh one.
It said, ”According to the information at our disposal, the PDP used one of the candidates in the Aug. 9th gubernatorial election in the state to orchestrate the removal of the Tribunal Chairman, whom the party considered not pliable enough for the achievement of its evil machination.
“Therefore, this removal is unacceptable to us, because it suggests that some dark forces are teleguiding the proceedings of the Tribunal – a development that is inimical to the fair delivery of justice.
”When we got this information about a week ago, we did not lend it much credence, believing that the judiciary will not pander to the PDP or any party whatsoever in the execution of its Constitutional duties. But when we read the published report on Friday that the Chairman of the Tribunal has been removed, we were very worried.