The Osun State faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has berated a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Timi Frank for alleging the inducement of judges in the petition by former Governor Gboyega Oyetola against Governor Ademola Adeleke.
Frank alleged that some politicians are planning to bribe and intimidate Supreme Court judges.
The APC noted that the “self-acclaimed political activist” further alleged that the monetary inducement was $2 million per judge.
On Thursday, Osun APC acting chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement by Director of Information, Kola Olabisi, debunked the claim as “false and spurious [and] borne out of desperation of Frank and his sponsors.”
Lawal said he was trying to blackmail Oyetola from going to the Supreme Court and “deliberately blackmailing the revered highest judicial officers.”
The APC chairman lambasted the politician for “dragging the judiciary in the mud because of his own political interest.”
“When did it become a norm for a character like the loquacious and irritant former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC to be dictating professional pace for the judiciary?
“In saner climes, he should be the guest of the security agencies by now so that he could tell the world what he knows about his reckless, cooked-up and fabricated allegation.”
Lawal said it was “awful for Frank to always allow himself to be used for unpalatable and dirty jobs capable of spoiling the reigning peace in society.”
The invention of cock-and-bull story to rubbish the reputation of judicial officers on the altar of politics would not attract Frank any positive estimation, he stressed.
“Frank is knowledgeable and experienced enough in the field of partisan and theoretical politics to know that litigation is a veritable aspect of the election process in Nigeria,” the statement added.