Protests: Allow CJN to concentrate on national assignment, YDC pleads

The Yoruba Development Coalition (YDC) Sunday asked those  protesting against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Kayode Ariwoola, to allow him concentrate on his national assignment.

YDC in a statement jointly signed by Comrade Oni Arowosoge who represented Ekiti, Cornelius  Akinsete, Ondo, Jide Bolarinwa and Ajayi Jawando for Lagos and Osun, while Comrade Ismail Alani and Niyi Ositelu, Oyo and Ogun states condemned the protests at the end of its meeting.

The body stated that  those behind the protest are out to distract the attention of the CJN and that those engaging in such protest represented disgruntled youth without direction on how things should be run in a multiethnic nation like Nigeria.

Describing the protests as nothing but ‘bad blood’, YDC said,  “CJN Ariwoola is a man of honour, man with unblemished record in public service, man of impeccable character who distinguished himself in his chosen career. 

“We trust that our son is not partisan, he wouldn’t come near party politics, he is a legal practitioner, politics is not his taste, don’t use it to destroy him. Ariwoola is a real son of Yorubaland, a lover of justice and first class pan Nigerian.

 “All these illogical calls for his removal are dead on arrival, calling for his resignation could be an attempt to distract him from national assignment and callers must drop the idea immediately. He must not be distracted because task ahead of his is bigger and important than ethics and a political party politics. 

“Nigerians of good conscience must rise up to defend truth, judicial independence and right to human dignity that CJN Justice Ariwoola stands for.”