WARRI- ACTIVISTS in Warri, Delta State under the auspices of the Forum for Justice and Human Rights Defence, FJHD, weekend, protested what they termed ‘compulsory retirement’ of the President of the Court of Appeal, PCA, Justice Isa Ayo Salami by the Presidency, as well as the worsening condition of security nationwide.
Coordinator of the group, Oghenejabor Ikimi Esq., who led the activists in the protest march said, “We make bold to say that the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami, OFR, by the Presidency in line with the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, NJC, while the former is in court challenging his suspension by the said NJC is a tactical blunder and a total violation of the principles of the rule of law and due process”.
Consequently, the group called on the Presidency “to immediately rescind the controversial decision in the interest of justice and fair play, as same speaks volume of President Goodluck Jonathan’s respect for justice and the rule of law”.
On the deplorable state of security in the country, FJHD asserted, “We condemn in no mean terms the dastard bombing of the UN office in Abuja by an alleged lone suicide bomber and we commiserate with the families of the dead victims of the said bomb blast”.
“ We are no doubt saddened over the deteriorating state of security nationwide and we call on our security agencies to unearth all the culprits behind the above terrorist act as we continue to urge the Federal Government to stop playing politics with the security of Nigerians, but to take the issue of the security of Nigerians more seriously by properly funding, equipping and repositioning our security agencies to properly deal with the above menace and other violent crimes that are presently ravaging our nation”, the group added.