Monday, May 29, 2023

Election Petition Tribunal Should Be Televised- Femi Falana

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Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he will not join his colleagues to “rubbish” the integrity of Nigerian courts.

Femi Falana SAN

In an interview on Channels Television, Falana said Nigerian courts are capable of delivering justice in election-related matters.

Recently, some politicians and legal practitioners have raised doubts about the integrity of the Nigerian judiciary to dispense justice in the presidential election petitions filed by the Labour Party (LP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the victory of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.

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There have also been calls for the proceedings of the tribunal to be televised.

Speaking on the development, the human rights advocate said he will not embark on the “fallacy of generalisation” by condemning the judiciary.

“I’m not going to join some of my colleagues who are rubbishing the court. I go to court on a daily basis. If I have a problem with any court or any judge for that matter, what I’m required to do is to write a petition to the National Judicial Council,” he said.

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“But I cannot for goodness sake embark on what I called a fallacy of generalisation to say ‘Oh, Nigerian courts are bad, Nigerian judges will not dispense justice’.

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