- A coalition on Thursday, January 23, petitioned the US Embassy on the recent Supreme Court judgement on Imo state election
- The coalition called for a US visa restriction against all judges of the apex court
- According to the coalition, the Imo state judgement by the Supreme Court which nullified Emeka Ihedioha's election is a terrible miscarriage of justice
A coalition of civil society organisation has called for a United States of America visa ban on all Supreme Court justices over the judgment delivered by the apex court on the Imo state governorship election appeal.
The Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution accused the judges of using their position to undermine Nigeria's democracy for political interest.
A petition signed by members of the coalition, Ariyo Dare-Atoye, Deji Adeyanju and Adebayo Raphael and submitted to the US Embassy in Abuja on Thursday, January 23, the coalition described the judgment as a terrible miscarriage of justice.
The coalition also called on the US government to prevail on the Supreme Court to reverse itself on the judgement.
The petitioners said the Supreme Court chose to rather validate the testimonies of a police officer, 28 polling agents and a few other witnesses who are less than 60 in total, to arrive at its judgement that removed the People’s Democratic Party governor.
The petition read in part: “The Justices who delivered the Imo judgement and their families should be placed on visa restrictions to serve as deterrence to others. The verdict in the popular estimates of Nigerians represents a severe interference in Nigeria’s democratic process and a terrible miscarriage of justice.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the new governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, had accused the opposition party in the state of plotting his impeachment.
The governor alleged that the members of the Peoples Democratic Party are attempting to plant dirt on him and spread falsehood against him.
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