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  • Updated: January 30, 2023

2023: Afenifere Advises Judiciary Against Being Used To Scuttle Polls

2023: Afenifere Advises Judiciary Against Being Used To Scut

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Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere has advised the judiciary not to allow itself to be used to abort the 2023 general elections.

The group also called on the government and all stakeholders to ensure that there is no change in the conduct of the elections.

In a statement on Monday, the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Jare Ajayi, noted that the 2023 general elections are imperative partly due to a warning that the court may be used to thwart the election process.

Part of the statement reads: "Nigerians will not accept to live under any arrangement that offends the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“In spite of the fact that Afenifere has been strident in its call for a constitution that will usher in a restructured Nigeria, for now, citizens have no choice other than to abide by the constitutional provisions, especially on how to change governments in the country – which is through the electoral process as well as peaceful handing-over to the winner.

“Afenifere calls on the Judiciary not to allow itself to be used to imperil democracy through unhelpful and perhaps frivolous litigations such as the one brought by one Chief Ambrose Albert Owuru wanting to stop the forthcoming presidential election. 

"Luckily, the case which was heard by Honourable Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja was dismissed on Monday.”

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