Mr. Atedo Peterside
The “All Eyes On The Judiciary” slogan recently seen on billboards across the country is far from being offensive. Atedo Peterside, founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and Anap Foundation, expressed this opinion in a tweet on Friday, holding that the slogan should not have been offensive to a right-thinking person.
The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) had ordered the removal of billboards with the messaging as sponsored by a group known as the Diaspora’s for Good Governance.
The advertisements were put up as the Presidential Election Tribunal prepares to deliver its verdict on the petitions challenging the declaration of Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu as winner of February 25 Presidential polls.
ARCON also dissolved its Advertising Standards Panel, suspending the director and deputy director of regulations for approving billboards targeted at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Said Peters in the tweet: “For the record, methinks #AllEyesOnTheJudiciary is a neutral slogan that should ordinarily not offend a right-thinking and sincere person in a civilised society.
“I can understand someone rejecting a negative slogan like ‘let us turn our noses up at the judiciary’. Enough said”.