In a bid to clear his name and escape the national outrage and condemnations trailing a controversial judgment delivered by him, Justice Muhammad Nasir-Yunusa of the Federal High Court Kano has said that the candidates who participated in the 2023 general election in Abia were not parties before his court, and thus could not have delivered a judgment removing them.
The judge maintained that he did not give any order against Otti and LP because he didn’t have the jurisdiction to do so and insisted that those seeking to challenge Otti’s emergence as governor should proceed to the appropriate court for such action.
Many Senior lawyers and political commentators who spoke after the judgment became public knowledge, frowned at the judgment and described it as an exercise in futility.
Some analysts have also explained that the judge must have seen the danger associated with giving any order against Otti and Abia Laboury Party, and therefore decided to stay off such danger so as not to provoke the NJC and other authorities charged with the responsibility of ensuring that airing justices are disciplined.
Reacting to the clarification by the Judge, Otti’s Media Adviser, Ferdinand Ekeoma made it clear that neither the Abia Governor-Elect nor members of his team were perturbed by the judgement, insisting that the interviews, press briefings and releases carried out by Dr. Otti amd his team were simply intended at calming down his teeming supporters and other unsuspecting members of the public who were in a state of panic because of their love for the governor-elect and their expectations from his government
Ekeoma restated the preparedness of the inauguration committee to proceed with its ongoing activities and ensure that the planned inauguration would be a huge success, assuring that once the present government and its agent-provocateurs exit power they would cease to have access to Abia public funds which have been the greatest enabler of their impunity and lawlessness.
Reliable intel has revealed how some former and present appointees of Abia state government allegedly connived with some hatchet men in the Judiciary from Abia and smuggled in Abia Labour Party and Otti into the Kano case with a view to upturning Otti’s mandate illegally, unfortunately, the arrangement appeared to be a strategy geared towards siphoning the resources of the state while giving the sponsors fake assurances of success.
With the clarification by Justuce Nasir-Yunusa to exonerate himself, it has dawned on the plotters of this civilian coup that they have been fooled into believing that they can truncate a mandate unanimously given to Dr. Otti by Abians.
The Alex Otti Media Team