A prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Ahmed Raji, has called on Nigerians not to be hoodwinked by politicians to ”paint the judiciary in a bad light”, so as to achieve their personal interests.
Raji is the National President of the Oke-Ogun Development Consultative Forum (ODCF), the umbrella body of indigenes of the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, where the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Kayode Ariwoola comes from.
He was reacting to reports over an alleged meeting between the CJN and President-Elect, Bola Tinubu in the UK.
”The report is another malicious attempt by some individuals to tarnish the image of the Supreme Court and Ariwoola.is false and aimed at tarnishing the image of the apex court.
”For the records, the CJN traveled to London on Saturday for his routine medical check-up and returned to Nigeria on Thursday morning.
“Politicians need to allow due process to take control, election matters are in the law courts, but that does not mean law Lords will not live their normal lives as human beings,” he said.
According to Raji, Tinubu is in France, and Ariwoola was in London, where is the contact?
A statement issued by the Director, Media, and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Bayo Onanuga on Thursday also refuted the report.
Onanuga had in the statement, said that the President-elect left Nigeria on Tuesday and has not been to London until Thursday when Ariwoola arrived back in Nigeria.