The embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Adedeji Doherty, says Nigeria’s judiciary has to be recalibrated before the nation can reach its full potential democratically.
Doherty made this assertion in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
He spoke against the backdrop of various injunctions and exparte orders granted some PDP leaders by the same courts of judicial jurisdiction recently.
Different court pronouncements removed and restated Prince Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the PDP in the ongoing leadership crisis rocking the party.
It would be recalled that a High Court in Rivers State had order Secondus to stop parading himself as the Chairman of the party.
In another twist on Thursday, a High Court in Kebbi State granted an experte motion sought by Yahaya Usman, Abubakar Muhammed and Bashir Suleiman, that there should be a stay of execution on an earlier experte motion.
Doherty said: “It’s time to recalibrate the judiciary.
“The blatant pronouncement of court orders secured by the political class continues to embarrass and insult the psyche of most well-meaning Nigerians.”
Doherty described the trend as disappointing, saying such acts would create a very unstable political environment in the nation.
He appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Attorney-General of the Federation to step into the judiciary to prevent dishing out of court orders indiscriminately.