2023 Election: We Will Not Be Overwhelmed by Mob Actions and Emotions – CJN


Nigeria’s Chief Justice Olukayode Aliwula (CJN) has finally responded to allegations of biased judgment on issues related to the 2023 general elections.

DAILY POST reported that the Electoral Tribunal and Court of Appeal invalidated the elections of officials elected in the last general election.

Some governors, senators, and representatives were removed by courts on opposition petitions.

Supporters of the sacked leader had accused the judiciary of being hijacked and influenced by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

However, speaking at the opening of the special session of the 2023/2024 statutory year and at the swearing-in ceremony of 58 newly conferred Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Aliullah told the judges that they were confusing emotions with the law. He urged them to maintain a firm stance.

He asked the judges not to be overwhelmed by “mob” sentiments when handing down sentences.

“We must keep in mind that public opinion, emotion and emotion can never supersede the law when deciding the case before us,” he said.

“The law remains the law, no matter whose interests are involved. As interpreters of the law, we should strive in all our actions to separate threads of emotion from logic and assumptions from fact.” .

“We should never be overwhelmed by the actions and loud voices of rioters and crowds and begin to confuse law with emotion when deciding cases.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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