Ezekwesili Makes Demand from Nigerians as Supreme Court Begins Hearing on Election Appeals

Ezekwesili Makes Demand from Nigerians as Supreme Court Begins Hearing on Election Appeals

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has called on Nigerians to protect the nation’s judiciary from politicians, warning that its integrity and independence are essential for economic prosperity and democracy.

Ezekwesili’s call came on Monday in the wake of the commencement of the hearing of appeals filed in the Supreme Court by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party and the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, seeking to unseat President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Ezekwesili argued that the integrity and independence of a country’s judiciary goes deeper than many think.

“It is in fact everything in a constitutional democracy and so we must not allow politicians to destroy our judiciary without a fight,” she wrote.

Ezekwesili further noted that the judiciary is essential for attracting foreign investment, which is crucial for economic growth.

“Board rooms of investors everywhere place Judicial Independence and Integrity at the top of what persuades them to invest in one country and not the other,” she said.

Ezekwesili also called on the judiciary itself to fight off any encroachment on its independence, no matter the cost.

“Anyone who cares about Nigeria must not permit politicians to desecrate our judiciary anymore,” she wrote. “Even more, 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.”

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