Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja, of getting at him for asking the National Judicial Council to sack him.
Calling on the council to curb the judge’s excesses, the governor alleged that the judge granted an interlocutory order against him in a matter pending before another court.
The Court of Appeal in its judgment on November 23, had lambasted Abang while setting aside his ruling of October 14, which conferred recognition on Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last Saturday’s Governorship Election in Ondo State. Following this, the governor called on NJC to save itself from embarrassment by sacking the judge.
Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, yesterday, reiterated the call on the NJC to sack Abang. He, however, said he was not surprised that the judge “opted to get at me through strange and obnoxious proceedings.”
Fayose added, “If Justice Abang is an honourable person, he would have declined to handle the matter, let alone granting an indefinite order less than 48 hours that I called for his sack. “However, because Justice Abang is not honourable, those desperately looking for means to get at me and are ready to enlist the support of anyone that is amenable, including the Satan, rushed to him last Friday and secured an exparte order with interlocutory nature the same day the application was filed,” he said.