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Court of Appeal Ruling: APC Legal Team Accuses NNPP Lawyers of Unethical Conduct


The All Progressives Congress, APC and its legal team have accused 200 NNPP lawyers who convened a press conference in Kaduna of unethical conduct aimed at creating political violence.

Recall that several lawyers claiming to be advisors to the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, met in Kaduna last week and denounced the Court of Appeal’s judgment against Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, as a miscarriage of justice.

However, in response to that meeting, the APC legal team told newsmen in Kano on Wednesday that the actions of the NNPP lawyers were in violation of the rules of law and principles of justice.

APC Legal Team Secretary Hadiza Nasir Ahmad, along with Chairman Mustafa Idirisu, warned that any attempt to tarnish the image of the court or resort to extortion is clearly unacceptable.

They said: “The 200 lawyers embroiled in this controversy hope to rise above the political machinations and allow the court to carry out its duties without outside interference.”

Barrister Hadiza Nasir Ahmad intimated that lawyers, as guardians of justice, must uphold the integrity of their noble profession even in the face of adverse judgments, saying, “We must unite to uphold the law. “We must uphold the rules and protect the dignified nature of our legal system.”

However, the APC legal team is concerned that the NNPP, its lawyers and supporters are allegedly actively demonstrating against the court's decision.

“We believe that these acts are aimed at creating chaos in the state and may be primarily aimed at intimidating the courts and judicial institutions into ruling in their favor. I am aware of that.”

She added: “Nonetheless, we remain undaunted by such tactics and have full confidence in the court's unwavering commitment to proceeding with the case solely on its merits.”

The APC legal team commended the Kano people for refusing to be led into unnecessary protests in the streets, saying the people of the state are known for their law-abiding character.

Source: dailypost.ng

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