As Rule Of Law Fades Out

In a true democratic setting, adherence to the rule of law and justice are keys to public trust and orderliness. But when these are vice versa the nation will be in anarchy and chaos.

According to Jonathan Sack that "true freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by denial of rights to others".

Also, Mahmoud Abbas says "we cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law".

Standing on the above premises, the current situation in our judicial system should not continue with us in 2016 as it portends more harm than good for our nascent democracy.

Even though our judicial system is not absolute, outright abuse of court orders and differential templates that invaded election tribunals should cease from our land.

Today, it is Nnamdi Kanu and co, tomorrow might be another person. If Federal Government is abusing court orders at will, if AGF can be interpreting lacuna in our constitution for INEC instead of Supreme Court, then we need no prophet to tell us level of disorders that will engulf the citizens.

If all our legal luminaries, Nigeria Bar Association, and NJC are comfortable with these developments then law as a career in this dispensation might be Tom and Jerry affair. Justice should not be dispensed on altar of politics and ethnicity.

As we celebrate 32nd year of 1st coming of our political lord and saviour, President Buhari today 31st December, 2015. Let us do away with judicial impunity and contempt.

Happy New Year in Advance
Ifedayo Obi
Good Governance Advocates
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