- Comrade Timi Frank has condemned calls for the review of recent Supreme Court judgments
- The call was made by the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN)
- Comrade Frank said Sagay's statement is capable of negatively overheating the polity, stressing that the Supreme Court is the highest court of the land
A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned the comments of the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) on the Supreme Court’s judgement on Zamfara and Rivers states respectively.
Sagay in a statement sent to journalists, had advised the APC to return to court concerning the Supreme Court's ruling in both states, adding that there is remedy in law in such situations.
In Rivers, the APC was excluded from fielding candidates during the general elections following a Supreme Court’s ruling.
In Zamfara, the Supreme Court nullified APC’s participation in the elections due to non-conduct of the mandatory primaries and gave victory to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - the party with the highest votes after APC.
Comrade Frank in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, May 31, said Sagay's statement is capable of negatively overheating the polity, stressing that the Supreme Court is the highest court of the land.
His words: “At his age and level of experience, Sagay should learn to stand by the truth instead of twisting the law for selfish ends. Sagay cannot claim to be more learned or more patriotic than the Justices of the Supreme Court. Therefore, asking the apex court to attempt to reverse itself is to court chaos.
“The Supreme Court has ruled fairly and justly concerning Zamfara and Rivers states; and the judgement made Nigerians proud and hopeful that there is still hope for the nation’s democracy despite the shenanigans we saw in the last general elections.
"The Supreme Court has demonstrated once again that the judiciary is truly the last hope of the common man. Sagay's position on issues concerning the aforementioned cases is irrelevant being an APC chieftain who is known to lie profusely by twisting the law to suit his selfish intents.
“Fortunately, Nigerians know his antics and no longer take him seriously. With people like Sagay advising the government, things can only get worse.”
Comrade Frank had earlier expressed hope that despite the second term swearing-in ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 29, the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will be declared winner by the judiciary.
According to him, supporters of the PDP presidential candidate would wait for the Supreme Court's pronouncement between Buhari and Atiku.
“We remain hopeful that the judiciary would restore our stolen mandate,” he said.
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