Group wants conflicting rulings on PDP investigated
A network of non-governmental organisations in the Niger Delta has condemned what it described as corruption in the nation’s judiciary.
The group, under the aegis of Doing Democracy Movement Nigeria (DDM), expressed shock over events that led to voiding of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday.
A statement signed by the coordinator, Anyakwee Nsirimovu, regrets that pronouncements by courts are becoming viewed with suspicion and disdain, saying: “Corruption not only violates the rule of law, but it threatens the principle of judicial independence.
The principle of judicial independence, as it stands today in this country, is becoming a less worthwhile objective, as it serves to inhibit the rule of law, rather than enhance its protection, especially in matters political in nature.”