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P&ID: Bashir Ahmad Questions Obi’s Advice to Judiciary

A former presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has tabled a question before Peter Obi of the Labour Party after the former Anambra governor issued a statement that directed to the Nigerian judiciary.

While celebrating the victory gotten by Nigeria against P&ID in a UK court, Obi stated that the Nigerian judiciary should learn from the UK where justice is freely and fairly delivered to the people.

Obi said this ahead of Thursday’s Supreme Court verdict on his appeal challenging the election victory of President Bola Tinubu.

He shared on X, “I congratulate our dear nation, Nigeria, especially the legal team that handled the major judiciary victory recorded at the United Kingdom Court on Monday in the case against Process & Industrial Developments (P&ID) Limited.

“Thankfully, the case was decided in the United Kingdom, a nation known for its respect for the rule of law and where the judiciary delivers justice freely and fairly to the people. This, therefore, offers veritable lessons to Nigerians in general, and our judiciary in particular.

“Every lawful society is built on a strong system of justice and every democratic society exists on the principle of the rule of law. In handling the identity crisis, electoral disputes, and many high corruption cases that have bedeviled our nation, the judiciary has a bounding duty to protect our dear nation’s value system. Nigeria won its bid to overturn an $11 billion damages bill involving the controversial P&ID deal, yet similar, or even greater amounts, have gone unaccounted for in Nigeria, the culprits are freely walking the streets. I urge our public office holders, in different arms of government, to understand that we have no other nation but Nigeria and we all, are bound to work together for the development of our nation.

“As we have gladly received justice in a foreign land, may we learn to give justice to our countrymen so that our nation can enjoy peace, progress, and unity. A truly just and fair New Nigeria is possible if our judiciary embraces the spirit and message of change. -PO.”

Reacting, Bashir Ahmad wrote, “Are you insinuating that our judicial system is corrupt or what, sir?”

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