Justice Mary Odili has sent a strong message to those who lost in the 2023 elections, particularly supporters of Peter Obi.
In a viral video circulating on various social media platforms, Odili cautioned against the dangerous trend of blackmailing tribunal judges. She highlighted instances where individuals would resort to tactics such as sharing photos of judges’ families or resorting to public intimidation through billboards as a means to exert pressure.
The 2023 elections, which witnessed the emergence of President Tinubu, are currently under scrutiny as Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar, and a few others challenge the results at the election tribunal.
The backdrop of these challenges brings to light the immense pressure and scrutiny faced by the judiciary.
Moreover, in the same video, Justice Odili took a moment to commend Wole Olanipekun, the leading counsel for President Tinubu. She praised him for his depth of understanding, diligence, and expertise in handling electoral disputes.
The video, which provides an insider’s perspective into the challenges and pressures faced by the judiciary, has sparked numerous reactions online. Many are commenting on the importance of maintaining the independence and integrity of the judiciary, especially during such politically charged times.