The Supreme Court of Nigeria has officially dismissed rumors surrounding a telephone conversation between Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and President Bola Tinubu or any other individual regarding cases at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
In a statement released by the Director of Press and Information at the Supreme Court, Akande Festus, the court vehemently refuted the circulating speculation. Festus emphasized that there was no truth to the claim and clarified that no such telephone conversation took place between the Chief Justice and anyone else.
The statement was issued in response to the social media rumors and aimed to set the record straight, emphasizing that the narrative was entirely baseless. The Supreme Court sought to dispel any doubts and reaffirm its commitment to upholding the integrity and impartiality of the judicial process.
“Nigerians have been following the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal with admirable enthusiasm. “So, it is advisable we all sustain the tempo and follow it up to the end, instead of relapsing into the realm of speculations and rumor peddling that will not do anyone any good.
“If this current trend of falsehood and mudslinging is sustained, our nation may not make the desired progress.”
The Director maintained: “We wish to plead with everyone to cooperate with the judiciary to serve the country to its full capacity, as no one will ever be favoured against the other in any dispute.
“The rule of law and supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution will always be upheld and applied in every matter that comes before the courts; as the facts presented and the subsisting laws must be applied in determining the merit or otherwise of each matter.
“The public should be rest assured that justice will be done to all matters pending in the various courts across the country, irrespective of who is involved.”