The Presidential candidate of Alliance National Party (ANP), Ashiwaju Mashood Shittu has lauded the Judiciary over restraining of INEC from de-registering 74 political parties on the 17th of February.
He made the disclosure at the Party’s National Secretariat in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Tayo Tijani.
According to him, the restraining of INEC from delisting the 74 political parties by the justice of Federal High Court, Abuja was a great relief and sweet sensation for millions of Nigerians both home and abroad.
“The inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary, but our ability to ensure justice makes democracy a possible means of governing our country. The judgment is fair and evidence of hope for Nigerians. In a democracy, the opposition should be free to approach the court of law, and be confident of justice.’’
Asiwaju Mashood Shittu urged Nigerian youths to continue to be law-abiding, and never attempt to take laws into their hands, but always seek legal intervention or Alternative Dispute Resolution where possible.
“We are charging the judiciary to do more to ensure safety of our democracy, so that efforts of freedom fighters who gave all they could are not in vain. We also encourage INEC to accept the court’s judgment and be focused on its goals of ensuring free, fair and credible election in the states awaiting gubernatorial elections.”
“We may be weak and powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time in our lives when we fail to take legal action against injustice said the entrepreneur politician.”
He expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their support and patience so far in the quest for democracy.
“We are especially grateful to the Nigerian youths, media, human rights activists and political party members. The judgment made Nigerians from different walks of life to be happy. The party members, political parties, and the supporters of the affected political parties”.