Senior Lawyer, Ozekhome Reacts As Supreme Court Nullifies APC Victory

May 24, 2019
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Mike Ozekhome

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome SAN, has has hailed Friday’s Supreme Court verdict which nullified the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates in Zamfara State.

Ozekhome said the apex court ruling would go a long way in deepening democracy in Nigeria.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, who was the lead counsel of the Kabiru Marafa-led faction of the APC seeking the nullification of the party’s primaries, said justice has been served and rightfully so.

In a brief statement issued in reaction to the court ruling, he said, “What the apex court has done today (Friday) is to deepen, widen and strengthen democracy and our democratic precepts.

“It shows that parties must maintain internal democracy and cannot whimsically, capriciously and arbitrarily operate outside their constitution, guidelines, the Electoral Act and the Constitution.

“The Supreme Court has redefined our jurisprudence by showing that when a party damages its primaries, it can never reap the proceeds of its illegalities.

“That is why and how the PDP that came second has today produced the governor, all Senators, all House of Representatives and House of Assembly members today in one fell swoop.”

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