President Bola Tinubu says court orders issued to undercut Nigeria’s democracy will no longer be tolerated.
He announced this on the occasion of the 2023 Democracy Day celebration on Monday, June 12.
Democracy Day is celebrated annually on June 12 to honor the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Moshood Leader Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola and other democracy heroes.
Addressing the Nigerian people on Monday, the newly inaugurated President of Nigeria said the 2023 general election showed that democracy still exists in Nigeria.
According to him, the beauty of democracy is that today’s winners can lose tomorrow and today’s losers can win tomorrow’s elections.
Politicians received court orders to reverse their opponents’ electoral victories and seize office. In some cases, conflicting court orders on elections have confounded the public. But the president said “illegal orders” would not be tolerated.
Tinubu said: “For MKO Leader Abiola, the symbol of this day, in his memory, June 12 has become a national holiday, democracy is eternal.
“It is a matter of the rule of law and a dynamic judicial system that can be trusted to deliver justice and strengthen institutions. It is imperative to declare here that unnecessary illegal orders issued to undercut or undercut democracy will no longer be tolerated.”
The president added that the recent harmonization of retirement age for judicial officials is aimed at strengthening the rule of law.
“The recent harmonization of retirement ages for judicial officials aims to strengthen the rule of law, which is an important pillar of democracy. New reform begins.
“Democracy that will properly benefit shareholders means more than just freedom of choice and the right to put people in elected offices. It means social and economic justice for our people,” he said.
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