Prof Kperogi Identifies Threat to Nigeria’s Democracy

Dec 3, 2023 | Uncategorized


Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

FCT, Abuja A Nigerian-American media scholar and newspaper columnist, Professor Farooq Kperogi, has lamented that the Nigerian judiciary “is becoming unacceptably treacherous”.

Prof. Kperogi in his weekly column on Saturday, December 2, cited the controversial Appeal Court’s judgement on the disputed Kano state governorship election, positing that a “judicial theft” happened.

The public commentator stated that it is presently “so bad that courting the electorate’s votes is no longer an important component of the democratic process since politicians can get from the courts what they lost at the ballot box”.

He wrote:

“The case of the judicial theft of Kano State’s governorship election from NNPP to APC is too well-known to warrant restating. In all these cases, the judiciary invoked matters that were extraneous to the actual vote (called “technicalities”) to decide whom to crown as winners of the elections.

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“It’s now so bad that courting the votes of the electorates is no longer an important component of the democratic process since politicians can get from the courts what they lost at the ballot box. That’s a dangerous state for any democracy to be in.”

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