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Elections Will Soon Become Irrelevant, If Court Keep Deciding Leaders – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has called on politicians to learn to accept defeat during electoral contests rather than always trying to maneuver their ways to leadership through the judiciary.

He warned that if courts continue to choose leaders for the people, elections will soon become irrelevant as more politicians would explore the judiciary to impose themselves on the people.

“In my own counsel, both judges and politicians, we should allow people to choose their leaders so we have less governors declared by the courts, less of legislators, less of councillors declared by the courts.

“Otherwise, everybody will seek to use that as a means to upturn the will of the people (and) election then becomes irrelevant in a choice of democracy and that is really unacceptable,” Adegboruwa said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday.

Many past and present governors in Nigeria came into power through court judgement overturning the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

 Some of the governors include Hope Uzodimma of Imo State and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.

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