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PDP Chieftain Voices Concerns Over Judicial Trustworthiness


PDP Chieftain Voices Concerns Over Judicial Trustworthiness

Olabode George, a prominent figure within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed apprehension over the potential for anarchy if Nigerians lose faith in the judiciary.

George’s remarks stem from the recent controversy surrounding the Court of Appeal’s verdict on the Kano State governorship election.

The appellate court nullified Governor Abba Yusuf’s election and declared Nasir Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the rightful winner.

However, confusion ensued when the Certified True Copy of the judgment seemed to affirm Yusuf’s election. The court later attributed this discrepancy to a clerical error.

Addressing the issue during a press conference in Lagos on Monday, the PDP chieftain conveyed his concern about the erosion of trust in the judiciary.

George remarked, “This system is worrisome because if the people don’t believe in the third arm of government anymore, anarchy looms.”

He went on to criticize what he termed “unholy alliances” between some politicians and judges, deeming them perilous to democracy.

George expressed dismay over instances where judicial decisions overturned the popular will of the people after millions had participated in the electoral process.

“The best the judiciary must do in political cases is to adjudicate, and where there are discrepancies, order a rerun without giving victory to party A or B,” George asserted.

He emphasized that stripping the electorate of the power to elect political leaders and letting the judiciary dictate the winners was detrimental to Nigeria’s electoral system.

In a final note, George declared, “A compromised judiciary is dangerous,” urging a more transparent and impartial approach to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.

The concerns raised by the PDP chieftain underscore the importance of maintaining public trust in the judiciary to uphold the stability of the nation.

PDP Chieftain Voices Concerns Over Judicial Trustworthiness

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