Justice Abang Is A Cancer Capable Of Destroying The Judiciary, He Should Be Removed Not Redeployed – Fayose
Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to the redeployment of Justice Okon Abang from Abuja division to Asaba division, Delta State, stating that he should have been shown the exit door from the judiciary.
His statement comes after the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta, approved the redeployment of 11 judges of various divisions of the court.
According to Fayose, Abang should have been removed from the bench for constantly delivering controversial rulings.
Recall that Justice Abang gave the judgment which sacked Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu last year. The appellate court reversed the decision.
He also gave the judgment on which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) based his decision to substitute Eyitayo Jegede with Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP during the governorship election in Ondo State.
Fayose said, “For a judge like Okon Abang, whose judgements were described as fraudulent and rape on democracy by Justices of the Appeal Court, what he deserved is outright sack, not transfer.
“If the appellate court could go to the extent of saying that he (Abang) embarked on a wild goose chase, spoke from both sides of his mouth and acted like Father Christmas, in saner climes, such a judge does not deserve a place in the judiciary.
“To us, Justice Abang is nothing but a cancer that is capable of destroying the judiciary and by extension the entire country if he is allowed to continue as a judge. He should be shown the exit door from the judiciary.”