The alleged Peoples Democratic Party, PDP sympathizers and foot soldiers, retired Justice Iche Ndu and Okey Wali are not serve in the ethic committee of the National Judicial Council, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State had requested.
Retired Justice Iche Ndu and Okey Wali are among the 10-person Judicial Ethics Committee.
The APC Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, made the call in a statement in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Mr. Finebone said that the APC noted with shock their recent appointment as members of the 10-person Judicial Ethics Committee with a mandate to review the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers in the country.
Messrs. Ndu and Wali, he alleged, were well-known Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, sympathisers, foot soldiers, close associates and unarguable ardent supporters of Governor Nyesom Wike.
“The APC vehemently rejects their inclusion in a critical committee such as the Judicial Ethics Committee of the NJC charged with an all-important task of reviewing the Code of Conduct for judicial officers.
“Indeed, their inclusion underscores the unwillingness and unpreparedness of the NJC to buy into the anti-corruption drive of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“The APC views this action by the NJC as the height of insensitivity and brazen resistance to the efforts by the government to sanitise the Nigerian judiciary,” he said.
Mr. Finebone said that the Chairman of NJC and Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mahmud Mohammed, and the rest of the council members could not feign ignorance of the overt political leanings of Messrs. Ndu and Wali.