Femi Falana, a human rights attorney in Nigeria, said that he advised Peter Gregory Obi to file a lawsuit when he declared he just intended to fill the remaining 12 months of Chris Ngige’s term as governor of Anambra state.
When Seun Okinbaloye questioned Mr. Falana about his concern about the integrity of the judiciary in relation to the election case, Mr. Falana made the remark in an interview with Channels Television for the Politics Today show….. Continue Reading
On his own, Mr. Falana asserted that judges won’t exercise sound judgment and that he won’t join some of his colleagues in demeaning or discrediting the system. He told him that he would refer to that as a mistake of generalization.
“For me, once the election petition is well prepared, I don’t think there should be any cause for alarm. Election has been annulled by our court and our court has ordered re-run election even in the case of presidential election before.”
He cited the cases of Atiku and Yar’adua, in which elections were rerun in less than five states. He added that Peter Obi and Ngige’s litigation against the state of Anambra lasted three years. And a candidate who lost the election served in office for three years. Once the case was settled, Peter Obi stated that he would just serve out the remaining 12 months.
“What tenure, Ngige has no tenure, his tenure is unknown to law so go to court and Supreme court did say the day he Is inaugurated is when his time of office begins to run.”…