‘All Eyes On The Judiciary’ mantra: A Right-Thinking Person Should Not Offended – Atedo Peterside
Amidst the growing popularity and ubiquity of the slogan recently plastered on billboards across Nigeria, the Federal Government dissolved the Secretariat of the Advertising Standard Panel, ASP for approving it, claiming it was offensive to the judiciary.
The Director-General of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, ARCON, Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo ordered the removal of the billboards nationwide, insisting it was a blackmail on the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Reacting to the development the Founder of Stanbic IBTC and Anap Foundation, Atedo Peterside, on Friday, made a case for the “All Eyes on the Judiciary” mantra, saying it should not be offensive to a right-thinking person.
The phrase gained popularity in recent months, appearing on billboards around Abuja which is a clear indication that not a few Nigerians are seriously expecting the judiciary to do the right thing in their upcoming judgement.
For the record, methinks #AllEyesOnTheJudiciary is a neutral slogan that should ordinarily not offend a right thinking & 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
— Atedo Peterside (@AtedoPeterside) August 18, 2023
Peterside’s argument comes days after the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) dissolved its Advertising Standards Panel over the controversial ‘All eyes on the judiciary’ billboards.