FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ADVOCATES NEED FOR LEGISLATION THAT WILL PREVENT THE COURTS FROM DECLARING A WINNER IN AN ELECTION.
Written by wave FM on April 13, 2021
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advocated the need for legislation that will prevent the courts from declaring a winner in an election.
Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja, Jonathan insisted that the situation where the judiciary is allowed to declare winners in an election, because of electoral fraud should not be abhorred, as it is undemocratic.
He explained that the ballot papers should be the only means of choosing political leaders, adding that when a politician or the electoral system is found wanting, the courts should only be made to order for a re-run and not to declare a winner.
Edited by Ayo Odungweru