Friday, October 21, 2011

Fashakin admits issuing statement against judiciary as tribunal reserves judgment in CPC’s application

21 October 2011

After weeks of grandstanding, the national publicity secretary of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Mr Rotimi Fashakin, on Thursday,  begged the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja after admitting that he was the author of the offensive publication against the tribunal and the judiciary in general.

The offensive publication, which called the integrity of the tribunal and judiciary to question, was published by many national dailies, with the tribunal summoning the editor of the Nigerian Tribune, Mr Edward Dickson and reporter, Christian Okeke, to verify the authorship of the  publication.

It was a sober Fashakin who stood before the tribunal after which his apology through his counsel, Mr Femi Falana, was accepted.

In attendance at the tribunal were the presidential candidate of the CPC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and his running mate, Pastor Tunde Bakare.
The duo were attending the tribunal for the first time since its commencement.
Meanwhile, the tribunal, after all parties in the petition adopted their addresses, reserved judgment in the petition filed by CPC praying it to annul the April 16 presidential election which saw the victory of  Goodluck Jonathan and Namadi Sambo as president and vice-president respectively.

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