PREVENTING ELECTORAL JUNGLE PRACTICE

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No nation can prosper if it is an unjust nation. And no unjust nation can be peaceful. Without peace, no nation can prosper.

Any nation not fully governed by the rule of law is a nation on its way to perdition because if citizens get away with violation of the laws of the land, then, the rule of man replaces the rule of law.

That is why nations must jealously guard their judiciary so that in return the judiciary as the custodian of the constitution will jealously protect and defend the constitution at all costs.

Unfortunately, the sanctity of our judiciary and our constitutional democracy is being eroded as politicians have been allowed to bring in politics into such apolitical institutions like the judiciary.

We can’t agree more with the Chief Justice of Kenya Justice Maraga whose Supreme Court annulled Kenya’s Presidential Election ruling that it was marred with irregularities, that “The greatness of a nation lies in its fidelity to the constitution and the strict adherence to the rule of law.

From this, certainly Atiku’s legal team should focus on reminding the justices of the Supreme Court that should the Feb 23 elections be allowed to stand, then, obviously in no distant time our electoral democracy will be turned into an electoral jungle, where those with superior brute force will always win.

If the justices fail to jealously protect the judiciary and the constitution from the prevailing crisis, then who else will take that noble task of protecting the judiciary and the justices?

Odilim Enwegbara, Abuja