Continuous intervention of courts in electoral process leads to voter apathy – Constitutional law expert Professor Abdul Fatai

Professor Sambo Abdulfatai, a constitutional and judicial expert, said the courts' continued interference in the country's electoral process was leading to voter apathy.

He said that while this practice has some benefits, it imposes significant risks and burdens on the electoral process.

Speaking at a public function in Irurin, the Kwara State capital, on Monday, he said the court's intervention in the electoral process would prevent abuse of political power and instill constitutional sanctity and stability in Nigeria's democratic system. He pointed out that he brought it.

He lamented that despite all the benefits, development is very risky.

Constitutional law experts argue that the judiciary is not trained in political techniques and that the number of cases that come before the courts could lead to judicial errors, financial inducements/bribery, and unnecessary and avoidable burdens on the judiciary. I thought it was sexual. .

He said the Supreme Court was yet to rule on the Kano state governorship contest, noting that the court was looking to consider the benefits and disadvantages or risks that would arise either way.

He said: “This development will lead to voter apathy. Politicians do not have to abide by democratic principles in order to win elections or give democratic dividends to the people, but instead bribe judges. You would think that people would like that. After all, the people would never be able to engage in politics again.”

Mr Sambo added that while continued judicial intervention has many benefits, impacts and benefits, the risks associated with it if not managed properly are enormous.


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