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“Drop Rtd Justice Ndu, Wali from NJC Ethics C'tee or face mass action” – APC warns NJC

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has noted with

shock the recent appointment of two well-known PDP sympathisers, foot

soldiers and close associates of Gov. Nyesom Wike as members of the 10-man

Judicial Ethics Committee of the National Judicial Council (NJC) with a

mandate to review the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers in the

country.
The APC in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary,

Senibo Chris Finebone identified the two individuals as Retired Justice

Iche Ndu and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Bar.

Okey Wali SAN.
The statement reads: “The APC vehemently rejects the inclusion of these

two individuals in a critical committee such as the Judicial Ethics

Committee of the NJC charged with an all-important task of reviewing the

code of conduct for judicial officers. Indeed, their inclusion underscores

the unwillingness and unpreparedness of the NJC to buy into the

anti-corruption drive of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The APC views this action by the NJC as the height of insensitivity and

brazen resistance to the efforts by the government to sanitize the

Nigerian judiciary.
“The Chairman of NJC and Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud

Mohammed and the rest of the Council members cannot feign ignorance of the

overt political leanings of Iche Ndu and Okey Wali as PDP and Gov Nyesom

Wike's political facilitators whose activities and influence on judges are

presently under investigation. We make bold to state that this obvious

display of indiscretion by the Honourable Chief Justice and the NJC smacks

of inexplicable thoughtlessness, befuddles the mind and sears through good

conscience.
“For the record, retired Justice Iche Ndu and Okey Wali are unarguable

ardent supporters of the Rivers State governor who have been variously

named in petitions bothering on compromising of various judges and the

petitions are subject of ongoing investigations. Therefore it is

disturbing that the NJC would blatantly ignore the unfolding events around

the two individuals and perniciously appoint them into a very sensitive

job of reviewing code of conduct for judicial officers.

“Therefore, the APC calls on the NJC and its Chairman, Hon. Justice Mahmud

Mohammed to drop retired Justice Iche Ndu and Bar. Okey Wali SAN from the

NJC 10-man Judicial Ethics Committee without delay. The APC hereby serves

notice to the NJC to do the needful immediately or face a well-mobilised

and long-drawn protest by the APC which will include occupying selected

locations in Port Harcourt and Abuja.”
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