NGO urges CJN Ariwoola to protect judiciary in Osun

A Non-Governmental Organisation, The Peace Ambassadors, Tuesday called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, to protect the judiciary in Osun state from being dragged into the mud.

A statement issued by its Coordinator and Secretary, Alhaji Agbaje Ojo and Mrs. Janet Arowosola, noted that the abuse of Executive Orders flying around in Osun state presently needs to be checked.

According to the statement, “as a stakeholder in Osun State, we note with displeasure some of the steps taken so far by Governor Ademola Adeleke and we believe that some cautions need to be taken.

“For instance, matters of the three towns where he exercised executive order recently are before the courts, and it a contempt to dabble into such because an executive order cannot cover an existing legal tussle. 

“Setting up a panel of inquiry by the governor on such a matter is nothing but an abuse of the court process.

“Since some parties in those towns have approached court before the ‘installations’ and the court’s ruling has pronounced the status quo to remain, the government has no business in such.

“Rather one would have expected the state governor to provide adequate security of lives and property in those areas, not taking steps that will make it looks like it’s giving some people undue favor.

“As it is, before things get out of hand, we are calling on CJN to rise to the occasion, Judiciary must not be dragged into Osun politics,” it added.