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CJN-Tinubu: People Attributing Obi To Fake News Are Enemies Of Nigeria – Lawyer

A lawyer, Jibrin Okutepa, has exonerated the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, from the fake news that Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola disguised to meet President-elect Bola Tinubu in London.

On Thursday, an online media, not Gatekeepers News reported that the CJN disguised himself in a wheelchair and travelled to London, where he met with Tinubu.

The report claimed that Ariwoola departed Nigeria on March 11 via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

However, the Director of Press and Information at the  Supreme Court, Festus Akande on Friday said there is no iota of truth in the report.

Okutepa, who is also a member of Obi’s legal team in a post on his official Twitter handle, said “Obi does not represent and promote fake news”.

The lawyer said the LP candidate has respect for and confidence in the judiciary.

Okutepa said, “That I am in the legal team of HE Peter Obi does not stop me from speaking the truth. HE Peter Obi does not represent and does not promote fake news.

“Those who are attributing the news of CJN disguising to meet a named politician to HE Peter Obi are mischievous and satanic.

“Mr Peter Obi has respect and confidence in the judiciary. That is why he has approached the court for justice. Justice we prayed for and justice we hope to get.

“Those who are attributing the news which was intended to denigrate the CJN to Mr Obi camp are evils and enemies of Nigeria.

“As a people, we cannot destroy our institutions no matter how bad we feel. The judiciary is one of the institutions of democracy. We must respect those men and women who are on the bench.

“Those who feel bad about bad eggs in the judiciary must be civil in their criticisms.”

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