A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu has claimed that Nigeria’s judicial and electoral systems are collapsing.
Moghalu who claimed while speaking on the controversies surrounding the appeal court judgement on Kano Governorship Election, said the development has threatening implications for Nigerians’ aspirations for democracy.
There has been controversy over the judgement of the Appeal Court which nullified the election of Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, declaring Nasir Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.
Report revealed that a certified true copy of the Appeal Court judgement on the Kano State Governorship Election allegedly affirmed Yusuf as the duly elected governor in the state.
Meanwhile, in the written judgement, the Court of Appeal set aside the judgement of the Kano election petition tribunal, which upturned Yusuf’s victory, for lacking merit.
In his reaction to the development, Moghalu warned that the nation’s judiciary and electoral systems are collapsing.
According to the former presidential aspirant, those who benefit from systemic failures are often intoxicated by their advantages.
“Nigeria’s judicial and electoral systems are collapsing. This has ominous implications for our aspirations for democracy. Often, those who benefit from these systemic failures are intoxicated by their advantage. But, history tells us that longer term, the prognosis isn’t pretty,” Moghalu wrote.