Supreme Court Reacts To Tinunu’s Phone Conversation With CJN, DSS To Influence Judgement 

Supreme Court Reacts To Tinunu’s Phone Conversation With CJN, DSS To Influence Judgement

The Supreme Court has on Wednesday dismissed rumours of an alleged phone conversation between President Bola Tinubu and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, over attempts to influence the outcome of the ongoing proceedings before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Gists9ja reports that the apex court was reacting to social media rumours that the President allegedly spoke to the CJN in a phone conversation concerning the proceedings before the PEPC.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Dr. Festus Akande, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said it was vital to clarify issues concerning the rumours making rounds.

The Apex bank said, “In view of the rumour currently circulating in the social media space that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, had a telephone conversation with His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS) with a view to pressurizing the Presidential Election Petition Court on the likely judgment to give, it is imperative to state clearly that there is no iota of truth in the narrative, as there was no such telephones conversation between the CJN and anyone.

“Nigerians have been following the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Court with admirable enthusiasm. So, it is advisable we all sustain the tempo and follow it up to the end instead of relapsing into the realm of speculations and rumor peddling that will not do anyone any good.

“If this current trend of falsehood and mudslinging is sustained, our nation may not make the desired progress. The courts are statutorily established to serve the best interest of the masses, and we are ever poised to do that to the best of our ability.

“We wish to plead with everyone to cooperate with the judiciary to serve the country to its full capacity, as no one will ever be favoured against the other in any dispute.

“The rule of law and supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution will always be upheld and applied in every matter that comes before the courts; as the facts presented and the subsisting laws must be applied in determining the merit or otherwise of each matter.

“The public should be rest assured that justice will be done to all matters pending in the various courts across the country, irrespective of who is involved.”

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