A chieftain of the Social Democratic Party, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has faulted the Nigerian judiciary for allowing the case involving the federal government and Process and Industrial Development to be judged in London.
Adebayo who aspired for the presidential seat under SDP in the 2023 elections made his displeasure known in an interview with the Independent.
He said that the Nigerian judiciary should copy from India and not take such litigations outside the shores of the country.
He said, “It is terrible that Nigeria’s legal system is so hollow that if you have litigation in a contract that is wholly Nigerian, we do not insist like India does, that litigation should take place in Nigeria.
“No doubt, Nigerian courts might still give the same award, but we should at least, as a matter of public policy, make some of these corrections.
“Our institutions also play a part in the crisis, including in the manner in which the contracts are terminated. We should understand that when you sign government agreements they should be honoured, or at least, you follow the proper way to terminate it.
“What happens most of the time is that when a new government comes, it will start to criminalise you. Some will go to court and win. I think we should work on that.”