The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the wheel of justice which might be grinding slowly would surely catch up with those who err.
This is the ruling party’s reaction to the resignation of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Jutice Walter Onnoghen which has been going viral.
The ruling party also dismissed insinuations that the fight against corruption was selective, saying not all armed robbers can be apprehended in one day.
In his reaction to the development of Friday in Abuja, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said : “We all can only be hiding behind one finger, otherwise we knew Nigerians, reasonable Nigerians knew from the word ‘cooked’ that those allegations were not cooked up and if they were real, the next thing for the CJN to have done was to have stepped aside and the question of, he wouldn’t be the only one, why him?, he asked.
While noting that there is nowhere in the world where judgment is passed on every sinner at once, Issa-Onilu said the slow wheel of justice may not catch up with those contravening the laws immediately but Nigeria must continue to see evidence that the Federal Government is moving towards that sanity.
He also said the present administration is making progressive efforts which have been sending strong signals to people who think the country must continue as long as they are comfortable and the rest of Nigerians suffers.
He added that such a signal must be sent to them as it is not going to be business as usual.
The APC spokesman also accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a section of the civil society of trying to arm-twist the Muhammadu Buhari administration in its bid to stamp out corruption from the nation’s judiciary, adding that the issue in the country is that many people, especially those who have been part of the impunity of the past are struggling badly to adjust to the reality of the rule of law.
“There is so much struggle to allow the past that is not good enough for us as a country to allow it go and for all of us to rise and face the future, future of promise, future of change, so that we can move to the ‘Next Level’.
He also stated that the party knew right from the beginning that what the allegation levelled against immediate past CJN (that is if his resignation letter is accepted) were too serious and President does not act on frivolities, as he must have done his background checks before taking decisions.