2023 Be wary of politicians seeking frivolous injunctions – Abiodun to Judiciary. Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has warned judicial officials to be aware of politicians who would use pointless court injunctions to hinder the success of the elections ahead of the general elections in 2023. Abiodun spoke on Monday during the Special Church Service to commemorate the 2022–2023 Legal Year at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Ake, Abeokuta, according to a statement by his chief press secretary, Kunle Somorin.
Abiodun said that during electioneering seasons, politicians do utilize judicial proceedings for their own self-serving purposes. He urged the judiciary to prevent politicians from damaging that branch of government’s reputation.
While warning the judiciary to prepare for a flood of injunction requests, the governor expressed his confidence in the bench’s ability to distinguish between impartiality and the schemes of self-centered politicians trying to sabotage the success of the elections. As we approach the general elections in 2023, Abiodun advised, “I implore you to be weary of accepting ridiculous injunctions from the political elite, in particular.”
He also cautioned lawyers to understand that they must remain a steadfast foundation for the survival of democratic values and protect citizens’ rights in a young democracy.
He also asked them to serve as a check and balance between the state’s legislative and executive branches of government.
The Methodist Church Bishop of the Remo Diocese, Rt. Revd. According to Bamidele Ibikunle, justice is constantly put to the test in Nigeria because greed and covetousness have taken on new dimensions.
Speaking on Jeremiah 6:10, the priest asserted that the nation’s key problems continue to be corruption, instability, and economic hardship.
Ibikunle urged judges and other members of the judiciary to avoid corruption and provide decisions quickly, claiming that many Nigerians are more concerned with how to accumulate riches than with how it was acquired.