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Former House member advises judiciary to be wary of politicians

A former minority leader of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu, has advised the judiciary to be wary of politicians rushing to obtain court orders to stop political processes.

A former minority leader of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu, has advised the judiciary to be wary of politicians rushing to obtain court orders to stop political processes.

He gave the advice in an exclusive interview with newsmen on Friday based on the recent orders restraining party chairmen from functioning in their offices.

He said, “If a politician deliberately, maybe 24 hours to a congress or convention, looks for an order, they should look at its consequence.

“What can that order bring? Laws are supposed to be obeyed. There are certain orders you will give that should not be obeyed. If the judiciary does not stand up, they will plunge this country into crisis.

“They should do the right thing and ensure that they don’t allow politicians to dictate or bring about a constitutional crisis. If we attempt to do it, the judiciary should beat us into line.”

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