#SoundOff: The Judiciary Imbroglio and APC’s Political Intolerance

#SoundOff: The Judiciary Imbroglio and APC’s Political Intolerance

By Opinions | The Trent on November 4, 2016
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport for the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi on October 27, 2015. | Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

One would rather want to ask where the present government is taking our democracy to. The agenda of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to frustrate every stakeholder in our political atmosphere should be rejected by all sane minds.

From inconclusive election to the living inheriting the dead, postponement to electoral fraud and removal of strong opponents.

The way APC is trampling on our electoral process is unbecoming and posing a great threat to our nascent democracy especially with the use of judiciary implosion and other agencies.

In a good democratic setting, judiciary must not be under any political threat, electoral process and its body should not be enveloped by interferences from political powers and opposition party should not be hijacked.

The current ongoing political melodrama should be a concern to all promoters of democracy. We should not say PDP is for the devil and fold our arms to allow political despotisms thrive. Though PDP is suffering from self-inflicted problems through courting Ali Modu Sheriff that was orchestrated by APC cobweb and promoting by Justice Okon Abang hazardous controversial rulings. If you don’t know Justice Okon Abang, he is politically ordained slayer of PDP in the temple of justice.

In a sane clime, APC led government would have buried their heads in shame for creating judicial implosion. One would wonder how can same INEC that rejected candidate of Sheriff’s faction in Edo now accepted same for Ondo. This is embarrassing and disheartening.

President Muhammadu Buhari and his co-travellers need to be reminded that the legs of electoral corpses they buried in Kogi, Rivers, and Edo are evident to all. For over a year, Rivers State has been without full representation in National and State Assemblies. INEC has been denying the good people of this State their constitutional right due to disposition of Saint Rotimi Amaechi.

The President needs to be reminded that they came to power through democratic rules and sworn to democratic constitution. Therefore, they should look inward and check their levels of derailment so as to save our democracy.

Nigeria, I hail thee.

Ifedayo Obi is the lead partner of Good Governance Advocates. She tweets from @IfedayoObi.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.


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