A bunch, the Middle Belt Vanguard for Democracy and Good Governance, has alerted Nigerians to a plot to plunge Benue State into anarchy.
It alleged that the plan, which has already gone into operation, is to make use of the judiciary to ship judgments that can uphold the outcomes of the “heavily rigged elections that took place earlier in the year.”
In a press release launched on behalf of the group by its President, Chief Justus Obekpah, the physique mentioned it’s curious that every one the judgments delivered by the Benue State 2019 Election Tribunal had been in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), besides in a single or two circumstances.
“The sample of the judgments was clear and predictable following pre-judgment statements by the PDP and its high management.
“In some circumstances even when the PDP respondents regarded so hopeless on the shut of proceedings, the PDP company veil supplied them pleasure, as judgments are at all times delivered of their favour, typically into the thick of darkness.
“Must we usually derail to the purpose that we use manipulation of processes for egocentric and private pursuits as a norm?
“If we have to lose respect for the sanctity of our legal system and abuse the carriage of justice, then we are doomed as a people,” it mentioned.
The group recognized former Senate President David Mark and Governor Samuel Ortom as these concerned within the manipulation of the judiciary behind the scene in order to impose on the individuals a management they’d rejected on the polls.
Lamenting the continued injustice in Benue, the physique mentioned: “All circumstances in opposition to PDP within the election petition tribunal have in a single day been turned in opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Despite strong proof at Gbande in Sankera Federal Constituency, APC’s attraction by Wombo was dismissed.
“In the case of APC’s Chado’s petition in opposition to Achir of the PDP in Gboko East within the Benue State House of Assembly election, the Appeal Court overturned the choice of the tribunal, which ordered a rerun of the election.
“In Oju/Obi Federal Constituency, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ogewu, was removed by the Appeal Court in favour of Okwu of the PDP.”
It referred to as on Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on David Mark, Samuel Ortom and the President of the Court of Appeal to drop their devilish plans to control the courts.
The group talked about the circumstances of George Akume vs Orker Jev; Utaan vs Mzondu; Orubibi vs Suswam; Hundu vs Agagbe; Wayo vs Tyough and Chimin vs Adaji.
“The people of Benue will resist by all means possible attempts to continue to meddle in the carriage of justice in these pending cases,” the physique mentioned.