Peter Dada, Akure
The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has said the ministers who have been accused by some judges of attempting to interfere with the course of justice in the past should resign.
Afenifere stated that any political office-holder involved in act of corruption should be made to face the wrath of the law.
This was contained in the communique issued at the end of the monthly meeting of the group held at the residence of Pa. Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Tuesday.
The communique was read by the Publicity Secretary of the organisation, Mr. Yinka Odumakin.
The group said minsters, currently serving in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been mentioned for allegedly attempting to pervert justice, should resign and face prosecution.
Afenifere added, “For the ministers, who have been mentioned for attempting to pervert the course of justice, we are asking that such ministers should step aside immediately as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“After that, they should go through the due process of the law to either ascertain their innocence or not; they should be punished according to the laws of the land. So, we cannot be saying only judges, who have been accused, should be investigated. Ministers too, who have been accused, should step aside and face prosecution.”
In the communique, Afenifere also frowned on the recent raids on the homes of some judges by the operatives of the Department of State Services, saying it was not the duty of the DSS to investigate corruption.