Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Double Standard (2)

Now that the Supreme court has ruled that INEC has no power to disqualify candidate contesting election in Nigeria, let us examine the implications of the ruling. What it is however not clear is whether the ruling includes that INEC also dont have power to verify and screen candidates.
That being said, it goes on to show that, all the categories of people stated in the constitution that are not eligible to contest election in Nigeria cannot be disqualify by INEC, except the disqualification come through the court. By a layman's interpretation, it means INEC has to take candidates it wishes to disqualify to court until the court disqualify them. Going by these scenarios, it means that those who are suffering insanity, even though we all know they are still needs to be taken to court for disqualifications, same goes with a non indigene of this country especially a white man, that we all know is not a Nigerian. Just like the learned SAN Chief Gani Fawehinmi said, I also dont agree with this ruling, it is political in nature and will not stand the test of time.
Has anyone pause to ponder how our newspaper publish sensational stories of any of Atiku's triumph in the daily compare to that of the President? A double standard you will agree wth me, dont you?

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