BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday warned against any situation that could foist anarchy on Oyo State in respect of the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the Governorship election in the State.
Afenifere, in a communique made public after its General Assembly in Akure, Ondo state, condemned what it called “jurisprudential anarchy” daily unfolding in the country.
The communique, signed by Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin said that having reviewed the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the Governorship election in Oyo state, it resolved to warn against anarchy in a state that has history behind it.
Afenifere said: “Meeting reviewed the recent ruling of the Appeal Court on Oyo Gubernatorial Polls and was at a loss as to the jurisprudential anarchy daily unfolding in our judicial system.
“That one decision of court confused even the media for the next 48 hours is a challenge to our judiciary to always try and make itself clear to the ordinary people.
“It is our hope that the Supreme Court to which the parties have now headed will resolve the matter in the interest of justice and the integrity of the justice system.
“We do not want any upheaval in the city that has history behind it.”
The Afenifere also saluted the oldest privately-owned newspaper in Nigeria, Tribune newspapers for clocking 70 years on the newsstands.
It said: “That the newspaper has survived 70 years in a country whose graveyard has a section for failed publications is a testimony to its foundation of truth and integrity. We pray for continued survival of the paper without departure from the dreams of its founder.”