Anglican bishop tasks tribunal judges on impartiality, justice
Anglican Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Dr. David Onuoha, has urged judges at election tribunals to be impartial and ensure petitioners get justice.
Onuoha gave the charge while flagging off the Provincial Council meeting at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Oguta Council of the state.
He stressed that the judiciary remains the last hope of common citizens, and should not condone practices capable of truncating existing unity, and peace in the country.
He said: “Now that the election battle has shifted to the courts, we should continue to pray that the judiciary will rise to the occasion and find courage to redeem this nation.
“Our judges must do everything possible to pull Nigeria back from the precipice and reposition it for greatness, through rulings and orders that will discourage impunity, make corruption unattractive and declare broad day robbery a criminal offence, while ensuring that justice equity and fairness are upheld.
“The entire exercise was a mixed bag of excitement and frustration. The introduction of cutting age technology like the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV), as well as the promise to upload results in real time from polling boots, elicited confidence and excitement.”