Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has urged Nigerians to stop allowing politicians to pollute the country’s courts.
Ezekwesili urged her fellow Nigerians to resist politicians’ efforts to undermine the country’s judicial system.
On Monday, the ex-Minister issued the warning in a post on her X profile.
Ezekwesili’s comments follow the start of hearings on challenges to President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
After the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed Tinubu’s victory on February 25, Atiku, Obi, and the APM each filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to overturn the decision.
Ezekwesili, on the other hand, believed that the independence and integrity of a country’s judicial system run more deeper than most people realize.
She argued that a country’s judicial system’s independence and integrity are more fundamental than most people realize.
Since it is so crucial to our constitutional democracy, we must not stand by and watch our political leaders damage our judicial system.
Take the issue of economic growth, for example.
Attracting investments into an economy is crucial for its growth and prosperity.
Do you know that judicial independence and integrity rank extremely high on the list of factors that influence investors to choose one country over another?
“No one who loves about Nigeria should tolerate the continued desecration of our judicial system by politicians.
Additionally, “the judiciary itself — justices, judges, magistrates, etc. — must care enough about Nigeria and her citizens, to fight off encroachment of their independence, no matter the cost or benefit to self.”