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IN THE COURT OF AN ENEMY: AMAECHI VS JUSTICE G. O. OMEREJI- PA

IN THE COURT OF AN ENEMY: AMAECHI VS JUSTICE G. O. OMEREJI by the Patriot Alliance

We the members of The Patriots Alliance, having perused the well articulated press release by the former Attorney General of Rivers State, Worgu Boms Esq, titled "JUSTICE G. O. OMEREJI’S JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY IN RIVERS STATE: Legal Matters Arising", hereby align with his line of thought on every page. The reason is clear: in a constitutional system guided by the rule of law, it is obligatory on Judges to make decisions according to the law, undimmed by personal bias or conflicts of interest.


Furthermore, we believe that in a democratic setting like Nigeria, the legitimacy of judicial actions or inactions depends on the approval and consent of the masses, therefore public confidence in the administration of justice cannot be taken for granted. In order to maintain the sanctity of our Judicial system, It is extremely important for the public to perceive a Judge as impartial, and when the impartiality of a judge is in doubt, the best solution for that Judge is to disqualify himself from hearing further proceedings in a matter. In all sincerity, Justice G. O. Omereji has unfortunately found himself in a very similar situation. According to Barr. Worgu Boms, It is common knowledge in many quarters that Justice G. O. Omereji is a man who detests former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi's persona and/or his style of governance, and he has always been vocal about his stance.

We are in no doubt that a man who has conspicuously expressed dislike for another individual, cannot possibly deliver justice in any matter that concerns that person. It is on this basis that we call on Justice G. O. Omereji to toe the path of honour and Justice and recuse himself from all aspects of the widely acclaimed 'Wike's vendetta mission against Amaechi, seeing that he (Justice G. O. Omereji) is also not free from ill feelings against the former Governor. There is also the issue of legality or otherwise of the so called "Judicial Commission of Inquiry", as raised by the former Attorney General of Rivers State, and we strongly believe that until such issues are laid to rest in a court of competent jurisdiction, no wise Judge should involve himself or herself in such furore. Please accept our highest regards.

Solomon Okocha For: The Patriots Alliance
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