All Progressives Congress in Osun state on Sunday advised Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede to do the honourable thing by first resigning her position as a judge of the high court of the state’s judiciary before “ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government” of which she is an integral part.
The party gave this advice on Sunday in its initial reaction to a petition the judge had forwarded to the State House of Assembly demanding the impeachment of the governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy, Iya Afin Titi Laoye Tomori, over the unpaid salaries of the State workers and pensions.
According to APC spokesman Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, ‘It is a gross abuse of the privileges of her office for the judge to use the platform of the state’s judiciary to mount open and destructive challenge against the state’s Chief Executive who is her boss in government.
‘The ethics of her status in this government prohibits such frontal challenge’, the APC argued but conceded that ‘if the judge is determined to bring down the Aregbesola government, as her petition so clearly indicates, it will be dishonorable of her to remain in government. She is therefore advised to resign immediately so that she will be free to pursue her delight outside the platform of government ‘, the APC said.