Aribisala on Tuesday

The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (2), By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is in a new season of political firsts. In 2015, for the first time, a sitting government was defeated at the polls. In 2019, for the first time, a sitting president should be removed by the courts. This is a cry for help. This blatant rape on Nigerian democracy…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (1), By Femi Aribisala

If Buhari and the APC are allowed to get away with this kind of daylight robbery, then every future election in Nigeria will be decided by daylight robberies. What Atiku did, therefore, was to provide some forlorn hope for democracy to survive in Nigeria by resorting to the courts. In…
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Opinion

What Is Atiku’s Real Motive With Alternative Facts?, By SKC Ogbonnia

...the 2019 general election had its share of flaws, and the constitution guarantees the right to dissent or legal redress. Yet, any specific redress or case must have a basis in fact — not mere guilty Atiku’s whole approach is fundamentally deceitful, divisive, and insensitive. It does not embody Nigerian…
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Opinion

2019 Eections and the Road Less Travelled, By Obo Effanga

...in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Rivers State, we stayed focused on conducting a transparent, free, fair and credible election. As I kept promising, on behalf of my team, we were bound by the provisions of the Constitution, the Electoral Act, other laws and the guidelines for the election.…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Opinion

2019 Elections: Glad I Stood Up To Be Counted For Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the elections have left me wondering if Nigeria is truly a democracy. Or do we merely have a four-yearly ritual in which political cabals renew their hold on power by using a form but not the substance of democracy? As the character Archie said in the British playwright Tom Stoppard’s…
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Opinion

Kano, March 23: The Election That Never Was, By Abba Gumel

...it was remarkably surprising that, despite this horrific action of the thugs and mercenaries, coupled with the clear fact that there was never an election, as we know it (where voters cast their ballots freely without any form of intimidation, coercion, suppression or violence), INEC decided to "collate" the results…
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Opinion

Kano Re-run Election: A Morbid Threat To Representative Democracy, By Ali Sabo

What happened in Kano on March 23 was a daylight robbery of the people’s mandate, intimidation, inducement and the use of state security to unleash terror upon the people who came out to exercise their constitutional civic right. The people of Kano witnessed an unprecedented level of voter inducement. Politics…
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