Dr. Olapade Agoro, former Presidential candidate of the National Action Council (NAC) has faulted the judgement, of Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court that recognised Hajiya Rabiu Yasai Cengiz Hassan as the leader of the party.
Justice Nyako had on Friday delivered a ruling asking the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Hajiya Hassan, as NAC’s National Chairman.
But Agoro, who is the Founder and National Chairman of the political party, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, stated that Nyako did not follow the Federal High Court procedure rule in delivering the judgement.
According to him, the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules Order 23 rule 10 states that: “ If the Court reserves judgment at the hearing, parties in the suit shall be served with notice to attend and hear judgment, unless the Court at the hearing states the day on which judgment will be delivered, in which case there shall be no further notice”.
Agoro lamented that it was unfortunate that ” rather than the Court of Justice presided over by Binta Nyako resting copiously on legal authority from which it would have derived its power and authority, it allowed itself derailing into shameful and laughable side of justice”.
He said Justice Nyako “failed woefully to order issuance of Notice to parties to attend court for the hearing of the judgment she delivered on Friday 6 July, 2018 to the dismay of the cause of justice”.
While identifying President Muhammodu Buhari as the brain behind the attempt to take away NAC’s leadership from him, Agoro noted that Nyako is a sister to the President.
He maintained that Hassan, who had been removed as NAC’s National Secretary since July 11, 2017, is being used by President Buhari to destabilize the political party.