Wednesday 14 February 2024

JUDICIAL WORKERS' STRIKE: *Why Are You Dreadful Of The Judiciary If You Have Nothing To Hide?* - Osun APC Challenges Adeleke

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has wondered why the state Governor Ademola Adeleke is contemptuous of the judiciary not minding that he was a multiple beneficiary of that important arm of government in the past.

It would be recalled that the Adeleke administration has turned a deaf ear to the opening of all the courts in the state which were politically shut down by the state chapter of the judicial workers over three months ago in continuation of their war against the Chief Judge of the state, Hon. Justice Adepele Ojo, whom the leadership of the union had allegedly sworn to force out of office to please the state governor.

However, to the greatest shock of many citizens, Governor Adeleke, three days ago, touted an option of establishing mobile courts across the state, rather than ensuring the immediate re-opening of the halls of justice.

According to the state chairman of the APC, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party's Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, today, there is no way that Governor Adeleke and his co-travellers can wash  off their remote involvement and sponsorship of the lingering judicial workers' strike as there hasn't been any record of the government's deliberate efforts to end the strike either by way of condemnation or persuasion.

Lawal observed that the approach of Governor Adeleke to the intractable workers' strike has plausibly been based on the principle that "the enemy of my enemy automatically becomes my friend."

In the words of the Osun State APC chairman: "If not that Governor Adeleke is wicked and ungrateful to God, he ought not to have been dancing across the world when suspects and innocent citizens are languishing in the various police cells and correctional centres across the state.

"How about the legal practitioners in the state whose means of making their daily bread largely depends on the courts but have been deprived for over three months?

"Adeleke is not a good listener as there is no justifiable reason under the sun why he could think that his proposed mobile courts can adequately replace the regular courts in the state.

"For God sake, why is Governor Adeleke afraid of the court if not that he has a skeleton in his cupboard? Or is it that he deliberately wants to deny Osun citizens their inalienable rights of approaching the courts to seek redress?

"It is hoped a decent person in their government can summon courage to drum it into the governor's subconscious mind that it is not the statutory duty of the governor to establish mobile courts but such could only be constitutionally effected through the CJ who is legally empowered to assign cases", Lawal stated.



Chairman, Osun State APC                                        

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