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Osun APC Tells Justice Oloyede To Resign

Posted: Jun 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti, Osogbo

The Osun State All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused a judge of the state High Court, Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede, of colluding with the opposition party for asking for the impeachment of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The party in a statement signed by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, asked Justice Oloyede to do the honourable thing by first resigning her position as a judge of the state High Court before ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government of which she is an integral part.

The party gave the advice on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in reaction to a petition the judge was said to have forwarded to the State House of Assembly demanding the impeachment of Governor Aregbesola, and his deputy, Iya Afin Titi Laoye Tomori, over unpaid salaries and pensions in the state.

The APC said: “It is a gross abuse of the privileges of her office for the judge to use the platform of the state’s judiciary to mount open and destructive challenge against the state’s chief executive who is her boss in government.

“The ethics? of her status in this government prohibits such frontal challenge,” adding, “if the judge is determined to bring down the Aregbesola government, as her petition so clearly indicates, it will be dishonourable of her to remain in government.

“She is therefore advised to resign immediately so that she will be free to pursue her delight outside the platform of government.

“Whereas? the Judge, as a free citizen, has right to express herself on matters affecting the country and her environment, as a judge of the state high court, she is ethically and morally restrained from making pronouncements that would be prejudicial to the administration of justice.”

The APC also described the judge’s petition as significantly flawed as it was a “bogus rehearsal of all the baseless allegations made by the PDP against Aregbesola administration in recent times.”