Monday, March 30, 2020

Why The ’s Decision On Imo Judgement Review Should Be Praised

The Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the review of the Imo and Bayelsa election deserves to be appreciated


Akure Explosion: Governor Akeredolu Reveals What Really Happened

The Governor of Ondo State Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has revealed what led to the explosion that rocked the city of Akure...

BREAKING: Davido’s Fiancee Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nigerian music sensation Davido has revealed that his fiancée and mother of his son, Chioma has tested positive for...

#PresidentCovik: Twitter Agog As Imam Of Peace Berates President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been given the kind of treatment he never expected from the Imam of Peace, who...
Adelowo Adegboyega
A writer, political analyst and journalist who believes in journalism for the advancement of the society ONLY.

Why The ’s Decision On Imo Judgement Review Should Be Praised

The Judiciary is the last hope of the masses and in a state where the democratic ideal have not been well grounded, the Judiciary plays bigger roles than just being an arm of the government. That is why it should never be tampered with. Once the judiciary gives verdict, it should be respected and other legal means should be followed if the parties involved are aggrieved.

That has always played out in the history of Nigeria’s election and such step should not be jettisoned for whatsoever reasons, else the country’s democracy would be further threatened. If the Supreme court had decided to reverse its judgments in Bayelsa and Imo states respectively, then it has made itself prone to some sort of ‘abuse’. The reason is not far-fetched. Many other cases would spur up in the future and the Supreme court would always make two final judgments- One, the ‘original’ verdict and two, the review judgment.

Among the biggest threat to a country’s judiciary is political intrigues. Chief Judges are tested more during the political atmosphere and whatever decision they take could make or mar the progress of the country. Many might believe the Judiciary erred with its first verdicts in both Imo and Bayelsa states, the apex court should however not be subjected to ridicule. Playing to the whims and caprices of Politicians would bring nothing short of such ridicule to the Judiciary.

Without doubt, the Supreme Court is capable of making mistakes but a look into any allege ‘mistake’ it made on the Imo and Bayelsa verdicts would make future review a ‘free-for-all’ endeavour. Even when its decision are arrived at based on merit, many would still seek a review. The Judiciary should be protected and not subjected to being a pendulum in the hands of Politicians.

The Judiciary made a tough call in deciding to stick to its earlier verdicts in Imo and Bayelsa states amidst pressure from different quarters and should be lauded for such ‘fearless’ stance. Bayelsa and Imo review applications are tests for the Supreme Court which, I believe, they passed. Such might not augur well for the voters but they are some of the pangs of democracy. The good side is that, after pain comes gain. Hopefully, future verdicts wouldn’t be this controversial. What do you think?

Submit press release, news tips to us: [email protected] | Follow us @ODUNewsNG | Google News Publication

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News Updates

Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Donates 10 Months Salary To Fight COVID-19

Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq says he would donate his full salaries for 10 months to fight the COVID-19...

Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hit 111 As 14 New Cases Recorded

The number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has hit 111 after 14 new cases was recorded in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

Buhari Stops Repayment Of FG Loans For 3 Months

President Muhammadu Buhari Says that TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni would b upended for three months. He stated that the suspension of these loans should be...

Coronavirus: Tinubu Donates ₦100m To Lagos State

Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated ₦100 million to the Lagos State Government to help support its fight against Coronavirus. Tinubu also...

Two Nigerian Soldiers Infected With Coronavirus In Borno

Two Nigerian Soldiers have tested positive for Coronavirus. The soldiers who returned to camp after they were issued administrative passes, have been quarantined at Sector...

View More Latest

- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -

Submit press release, news tips to us: [email protected] | Follow us @ODUNewsNG | Google News Publication