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October 12, 2014

EKITI: SANs drag Fayose, PDP to NHRC

EKITI: SANs drag Fayose, PDP to NHRC

Ekiti state Governor Mr Ayodele Fayose.

Senior Advocates of Nigeria Quakers and M.J. Onigbanjo have dragged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Ekiti State governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose, to the National Human Rights Commission NHRC,over alleged violation of their right to practice as lawyers.

This followed the September 22 and 25 attacks at the Ekiti High Court by suspected political thugs and alleged threats to their lives. Quaker and Onigbanjo, who are lawyers to the litigants challenging Fayose’s eligibility to contest in the June 21 governorship election, addressed their petition to the Executive Secretary of the NHRO, Prof . Bem Angwe.

The National Judicial Council (NJC) had, at its emergency meeting on Sept 16, asked the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abiah, to investigate the attack on the court and prosecute those behind it.