Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa,
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dragged Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court (FHC) Yenagoa before the National Judicial Commission (NJC) over alleged partisan conduct in the discharge of her duty.
The party which also wrote a protest letter to the Chief Justice of the Federation, President FHC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said Justice Inyang displayed partisan and bias conduct against the APC with the award of interlocutory order that aborted the March 23 supplementary election in Brass constituency 1 of the state.
The petition dated March 27, 2019, and signed by the state Chairman, Mr. Jothan Amos and Secretary, Mr Alabo Martins, said the conduct of Justice Inyang and the registrar of the Federal High Court were allegedly illegal and partisan to favour the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during the judicial process to abort the conduct of Brass Constituency 1 state Assembly supplementary election in the state.
The APC, in the petition said both judicial officers had been frustrating every move by the party to get the true certified copy of the court ruling to enable it review and take a position.
The party accused them of playing delay tactics and even threatened the APC lawyers with arrest should they insist on getting the court processes
“This is where the court judge and the registrar revealed that they are interested parties in the suit. We want the suit to be transferred from the court to another court to be heard by another judge,” the petition read in part
The APC urged the NJC to nip in the bud, the alleged gross abuse of office, flagrant, unwarranted exercise of discretion, reckless award of interlocutory order, bias and favouritism by Hon. Justice J. E. Iyang to serve as deterrent to others.