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NJC Panel Report: Ekiti Group wants Salami to resign

By Lere Olayinka
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A political pressure group in Ekiti State, the Ekiti Restoration Network (ERN) has said that the embattled President Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Isa Ayo Salami no longer have moral justification to remain in office, saying "Having lied on oath and engaged in unethical relationship with people whose cases he handled, Justice Salami must resign with immediate effect."

ERN said in a statement signed by its Chairman, Hon Kayode Babade that; "apart from committing perjury, a criminal offence that attracts severe punishment under the law, Justice Salami has demonstrated that he cannot be trusted to discharge his duties truthfully, and as such cannot continue to hold office as the PCA."

The Justice Umaru Abdulai-led five man probe panel had indicted Justice Salami of perjury and also established convivial relationship between him (Salami) and chieftains of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Reacting to the report, ERN said; "From what we have read in the newspapers as per the NJC report, Justice Salami ought to have tendered his resignation letter.

"Honestly, this is one of the reasons Nigeria is looked down on by people from civilised countries because in a saner clime, no one indicted of lying on oath would be allowed to interract with decent people not to talk of holding sensitve public office.

"Justice Salami must therefore save our judiciary this international embarrassment by giving us a break and face his perjury case because no liar can be trusted with administration of justice in a nation that desires progress.

"However, should the embattled PCA still feels he can play upon the integrity of Nigeria and its people by holding on to his office, we will have no option than to mobilise mass action against him and his politician backers."