Mary Odili Reacts To Allegations Of Working For Tinubu To Influence Tribunal Judgment

Mary Peter-Odili, a retired justice of the supreme court, has debunked allegations that she is presently negotiating with appeal and supreme court judges to ensure President Bola Tinubu gets favourable judgment at the election petition tribunal.

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party’s Peter Obi, and Allie Peoples Movement, AP, presidential aspirants are challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election at the tribunal.

Bola Tinubu

A Twitter user, Jackson Ude, had accused Peter-Odili of helping Tinubu secure a favourable judgement at the tribunal.

Odili while reacting to the accusation in a press stamen issued by her spokesperson, Felix Enebeli, described the claim as “false and malicious”.

The statement read, “While the defamation arising from the false allegation has been referred to the lawyers of her lordship to deal with in accordance with the law, we consider it appropriate, particularly for the sake of the public, to issue this unequivocal denial of the false allegation.

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“We deny every allegation contained in the publication and state that the publication is false, malicious, mischievous, and a deliberate attempt at smearing the integrity and solid reputation of her lordship. 

“We say nothing of the fact that the publication has the potential of inciting the public against her lordship on an issue of grave national importance. 

“For the records, her lordship is neither a judicial consultant to anyone nor is she in any way connected with or involved in any of the presidential election petitions or any other election petition whatsoever. The public is hereby urged to disbelieve, disregard and ignore this false publication”. 

Enebeli added that Odili’s lawyers are on the issue and have demanded a retraction and public apology from Ude. Should Ude fail to retract the story, Enebeli said redress would be sought in court.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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