Helen Ogunwumiju, one of the five Supreme Court justices set to deliver judgement on allegations of perjury filed against Bola Tinubu, President-elect, on Friday, has come under public scrutiny.
Several social media users have alleged that the judge may have some bias for Tinubu as he is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party one of her sons is an active member of.
An image with pictures of Helen and Moyinolorun, her son, placed side by side, circulated on the internet on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Taiwo Moyinolorun Ogunwumiju recently won a seat in the Ondo State House of Assembly on the platform of the APC as a member representing Ondo West 1.
His twin brother, Kehinde Olamide Ogunwumiju (SAN), is one of the youngest persons to become a SAN in Nigeria, doing so in September 2017, three months to his 36th birthday.
Now 41, Kehinde argues matters in court as a partner in the Afe Babalola & co law firm, while Taiwo makes laws in his state of origin.
Of what importance then is Moyinolorun’s party affiliation to Friday’s ruling?
ORIGIN OF THE SUIT
Praise Ilemona Isaiah, Paul Isaac Audu and Anongu Moses are three Nigerians who took Tinubu and the federal government to court.
They filed a case against the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC), the Attorney-General of the Federation, Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Inspector General of Police, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
What they want is for the court to nullify Tinubu’s election as president-elect and not swear him in.