The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, has challenged politicians sacked by the courts to bring any evidence of corruption or partisanship against judges who ruled over their cases.
Mid-November, the appellate court sacked three governors that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared as winners in the March 2023 poll.
All the three governors sacked by the appellate court are in opposition parties, with politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) accusing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the judiciary in the party’s favour.
They include Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State and Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State.
Speaking at a reception organised in his honour at his country home in Kwara State over the weekend, the AGF said he won’t succumb to any blackmail by sacked politicians who are wrongly accusing judges.
“One thing about justice is that the man who wins will praise the judiciary. The man who lost will never agree that he has lost fairly unless you give him judgement. So, unless, you are able to bring forth concrete evidence, I will not succumb to blackmail,” he said.