In a heartfelt message, A Senior Advocate Of Nigeria, Mba Ukweni, has asked fellow Nigerians to be more understanding and considerate when it comes to our judiciary.
Speaking in Calabar on Thursday, Ukweni stressed that our judges have faced many tough situations, and we should show them patience.
He spoke about the recent decision by the 2023 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which confirmed President Bola Tinubu’s win. Ukweni explained that the judges made their decision based on the facts and the law. He also reminded those who might not agree that they can take their concerns to the Supreme Court.
Ukweni also acknowledged that judges, like everyone else, can make mistakes, but only God is perfect. He expressed his concern about how some people are treating the judiciary unfairly because of their work. He emphasized that the judiciary should remain independent and free from interference.
He however acknowledged the limitation of human beings, saying only God is absolutely error-free.
He said, “I don’t like a situation where the judiciary is castigated to the point of intimidation due to their work. The judiciary has had a lot of rough times in this country.
“There has been the issue of undue interference with the judiciary, an arm of government that is supposed to be independent from the other arms and dispassionate.
“Judges are not infallible. It is only God who is. So, the public should be a little patient with the judiciary.”
Ukweni ended by calling for stronger institutions in Nigeria, highlighting the importance of having reliable systems to support our country.