Controversy as Justice Ugo Resigns, Cites Executive Overbearance on Tribunal


Briga News Nigeria

In a shocking and unprecedented move, Nigerian Justice Boloukuoromo M. Ugo of the Supreme Court of Nigeria has resigned from the bench, citing demands from the executive branch that he believes would destroy the country’s democracy.

In a statement, Justice Ugo said that siding with the government on this matter would be the ‘death of Nigeria’s democracy’, and that he could not in good conscience remain silent. His resignation has sent shockwaves through the country, and raised serious questions about the state of Nigeria’s democratic institutions.

According to Justice Ugo’s statement, he was asked to ‘cripple the independence of the judiciary’ by ruling in favor of a certain political candidate, whom he did not name but is widely believed to be Bola Tinubu. In addition to this, he was asked to suppress evidence and dismiss cases that could have an impact on the election. Justice Ugo’s resignation has caused a serious uproar and a set back to the activities of the Presidential Election Petition Court.



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