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Why Obi Must Be Allowed To Pursue His Election Petition To A Logical Conclusion - CP Chuks Egwuonwu

With barely 8 days to the commencement of what many political observers have predicted to be the most closely-monitored post-election legal battle since Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999, a former Commissioner of Police, and public affairs commentator, CP Chuks Egwuonwu has come out to give reasons why Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Gregory Obi must not heed calls from certain persons for him to withdraw his election petition and walk away for the sake of peace in the country.

Speaking during an interview on Voice Of the People FM on Tuesday, CP Chuks insisted that Obi must be allowed to pursue his case to a logical conclusion because the future of Nigeria's electoral process and the rule of law depend heavily on how the judiciary will handle the matter.

He said; "It is preposterous for anyone to ask Obi to abandon his case simply because we do not trust the judiciary or for the sake of peace. We cannot jump to such hasty conclusions. I think the best thing for us as Nigerians is to allow the situation to unfold as Obi goes along. We must allow him to test the credibility and integrity of the process. As far as I am concerned, I don't belong to that school of thought that would say let bygones be bygones. I don't believe it should be so.

We must let the rule of law and due process unfold themselves to the very end. Then, we will now know where we are going as a nation. We will know whether the lack of trust that the public has for both the Executive and Legislature are unfounded or not. The nation will also use this opportunity to know if indeed all the negative things that have been spoken and written about the judiciary are true or false. Let's not forget that even legal luminaries and pundits like Olisa Agbakoba, and Mike Ozekhome have also come out to lament the direction the judiciary has been going for quite some time now. So, let us use Obi's case to also watch them and allow them to show their true color. This is why I believe that it is vital for Peter Obi to be allowed to pursue his case to a very logical conclusion."

SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 4:48).

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