National Judicial Council (NJC) has debunked the purported resignation of Justice of the Court of Appeal, Boloukuoromo Ugo.

Justice Ugo is a member of the presidential election petition court.

Director of Information, NJC, Soji Oye debunked the story on Thursday.

A Twitter user, Umar Sani had claimed that Ugo tendered his resignation after citing “demands to knee-cap democracy”.

Sani alleged that the judge, in his letter, stated that he was asked to “cripple the independence of the judiciary” by ruling in favour of a certain political candidate believed to be President Bola Tinubu.

The Tweep said, “Justice Ugo’s resignation has caused a serious uproar and a setback to the activities of the presidential election petition court.”


However, speaking with TheCable on Thursday, Oye described the claims as “falsehood from the pit of hell”.

The NJC spokesman said the allegations should be disregarded, adding that the aim is to distract Nigerians and set the tone for a narrative, in the event that the court’s judgement doesn’t favour the rumour peddlers.

He noted that the presidential election petition court will issue a formal statement to address the issues.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Presidential Tribunal, Josephine Ekperobe, said the story is “fake”.

Ekperobe said she spent time with the judge yesterday and that as of Thursday, she is yet to be informed of the judge’s purported resignation.