Atedo Peterside, founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and Anap Foundation, says the “All Eyes On The Judiciary” slogan recently seen on billboards across the country is far from being offensive.
The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) had ordered the removal of billboards with the messaging as sponsored 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 victory of President Bola Tinubu in the general election.
ARCON also dissolved its Advertising Standards Panel and suspended the director and deputy director of regulations for approving billboards targeted at the presidential election petition tribunal.
In a tweet on Friday, Peterside said 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,” he said.
“I can understand someone rejecting a negative slogan like let us turn our noses up at the judiciary’.