Infuriated by the unpalatable development on the subsisting governorship logjam between former Governor Gboyega Oyetola and Governor Ademola Adeleke, a political cum social crusader, Comrade Debo Adeniran, has squared up with a self-acclaimed political activist, Comrade Timi Frank, over his denigration of the Justices of the Supreme Court.
Frank, who is an ardent defender of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, made an unsubstantiated allegation of plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to purchase the expected judgement of the Osun State governorship election with $2 million dollars for each of the Justices sitting in judgement over the petition.
Adeniran who is the chairman of Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) in a statement issued today which he personally signed in Lagos stated that the allegation of corruption against the Justices of the Supreme Court over the Osun case by Frank was made with a very bad intention as it amounted to hitting the topmost judicial officers below the belt.
The CACOL chairman observed that the Frank allegation against the Justices is a dangerous dimension which should be condemned by all the discerning minds who believe in the rule of law in nurturing the nation’s democracy.
He wondered if part of the assignments of Frank who is a well known political sympathizer to Atiku is to arm-twist the judiciary into bending over to his interest irrespective of the justifiability of the situation.
Adeniran disclosed that it is a simple principle of law that whoever asserts must prove, adding that the only saving grace for Frank is to substantiate his reckless allegation of corruption against the Justices or else it won’t be an overstatement to accuse him of needlessly engaging in the diarrhoea of the mouth in order to impugn the character of the revered Justices.
The CACOL chairman reminded Frank who was the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC that the import of his allegation against the judiciary is that the judicial officers always engage in the sales of their judgements.
He observed that the lack of tact and diplomacy on the part of Frank on the issue at stake has done more damage to himself and his new-found political party, the PDP, as it has a verifiable boomerang effect which is visible only to the people with hindsight in the society.
Adeniran advised the garrulous Frank to strive to free himself from the incessant dominance of his reasoning from his seeming paymaster in order for him to live a fulfilled life in all ramifications.
The CACOL chairman expressly reminded Frank, whose activities best portray him as the lapdog of his paymaster that he has been in the political circle long enough for him to know that there is no nexus between justice and emotion in a real democratic clime genuinely driven by the rules of law.
He told Frank to, without further delay, apologize to the Justices of the Supreme Court over his baseless and unfounded allegation of corruption against them.