Atedo Peterside, founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, has said that the “All Eyes On The Judiciary” slogan which recently sparked controversy is not offensive.
The slogan recently seen on billboards across the country, was put up as the presidential election tribunal prepares to deliver its verdict on the petitions challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the general election.
The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) had ordered the removal of billboards with the message which was sponsored by a group known as the Diaspora’s for Good Governance. ARCON which also dissolved its Advertising Standards Panel and suspended the director and deputy director of regulations for approving the billboards, claimed that it made judges targets.
However, in a tweet shared on Friday, August 18, Peterside stated that the slogan should not have been offensive to a right-thinking person.
“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”.