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Peter Obi: This Is Your Opportunity, Learn From Malawi – Paul Enenche Sends Message To Nigeria’s Judiciary




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The senior pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), Dr. Paul Enenche has urged the judiciary involved in the Labour Party court case against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu to be transparent, fair and set the country on the right path of electoral justice.

Enenche argued that he is of the belief that the judiciary can set things straight and help Obi in claiming his mandate.

Speaking via social media, the clergyman made reference to Malawi which was caught up in a similar scenario but the Judiciary was able to rescue and set the pace for constitutional democracy in Malawi.

He subsequently urged the court to remain the last hope of the common man.

He said: “Just in case you are wondering if getting electoral justice through judicial intervention is possible, learn from the story of Malawi presidential election in 2019.

“In that election, not only was the incumbent party in the contest, the incumbent president was also contesting. He rigged his way to victory and was declared winner. There was an atmosphere of widespread national dissatisfaction and disillusionment among the citizens created by overwhelming and indisputable evidence of electoral fraud.

“The aggrieved parties took the case to the country’s constitutional court alleging widespread rigging, irregularities and malpractices in favour of the incumbent president.

“The constitutional court nullified the election, citing widespread systematic and grave irregularities, and called for a rerun.

The incumbent president (the purported winner) appealed against the ruling at the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court in its ruling upheld the ruling of the constitutional court, nullifying the election and calling for a rerun. In fact, it said that had the constitutional court not called for a rerun in its ruling, it (the Supreme Court) would have declared the actual winner as the outright winner of the election.

“The rerun election was held as ruled by the court, and the actual winner of the previously rigged election emerged winner, polling 58% of the total votes cast ahead of the incumbent who was tailing behind with 39% of the votes cast.

“Thus Malawi, a country in Sub-Sahara Africa set the pace for constitutional democracy by sacking a sitting president and government in power through a judicial process. The judges that set this historic constitutional record not only upheld justice, but also ensured that the popular will of the people prevailed over the selfish interest of the party and government in power. The judiciary in Malawi lived true to their mantra as being the citadel of justice, and the last hope of common man.

Speaking further, he noted that Nigeria is facing a similar situation and just like Malawi, the people of the country are looking to the judiciary to ensure electoral justice.

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He insisted that the Nigerian judiciary now has the opportunity to set things right by ensuring that democracy remains the government of the people, by the people and for the people, and not an article up for sale to the highest bidder.

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