The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has recently revealed that he does not plan to go to court to challenge the Presidential election results because he has totally lost confidence in the Judiciary system.
Photo: Omoyele Sowore.
Speaking on Arise Television News recently, Sowore said that one can almost predict the outcome of the court Judgement because he believes the Judiciary system is allegedly under the control of the ruling party.
According to him, he has never been a beneficiary of the Judiciary system, therefore he does not have confidence in the system to serve justice in the case of challenging the result of the election.
Sowore alleged that the reason why the ruling party is advising politicial opponents to go to court is to calm the tension among Nigerians and to prevent an uprising. In his words, he said:
"With regards to the court, when somebody steals your thing and you can retrieve it from him but they said no, you can go to court and you have to wait for the court to convene but the court that gave you a governor that was 4th in Imo state is not likely to be a court I will be heading to when I am cheated on this scale."
"The court that has never delivered justice to people like me since I was born is not the court that I can tell you that I have implicit or explicit confidence in. If you go to court, you can almost determine what the outcome will be. The courts in Nigeria have never nullify the presidential election. Even in 2007 when they conducted an election where there was no serial numbers on the ballot papers, the court declared that you did not need serial numbers."
"I do not think we will be heading to a court that may not be able or has not been able to deliver justice in similar matters for us. I think the reason they ask people to go to court is to calm the nerves of Nigerians to accept the outcome of the election and to prevent an uprising."
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