Speaking, some leaders of the ICC and other stakeholders including Charles Oputa (aka Charlie Boy), Emeka Nwokeke (Iroko) and Kingsley Onwubuiko insisted that no amount of intimidation or threats would stop them from exercising their rights of peaceful protest.
Charlie Boy, who is son of the late Supreme Court Justice, Chukwudifu Oputa, described the judgment as a miscarriage of justice and mistake on the part of the Supreme Court justices. Citing his late father’s stance on issues of justice in the country, he urged the apex court to revisit and reverse the judgment, saying, “There is so much injustice going on in Nigeria.
“I know that part of government’s responsibility is to protect the citizens but what we are seeing is a systematic endemic injustice. Today, we are protesting against the injustice done to Imo people by the recent Supreme Court judgment.
We will stand together to fight this injustice. This protest is not about a person but for the good of Imo. So, we are appealing that the Supreme Court should review the judgment and reverse it in the overall interest of the Imo people, the judiciary and the nation at large.
On his part, Nwokeke said, “Nothing can deter us. No intimidation or coercion will dissuade us because we are resolved on this protest and we will continue to protest until justice is obtained.”