Those seeking speedy determination of election petitions mischievous-Keyamo

Written by on May 8, 2023

Those calling for the determination of presidential election petitions before May 29 are “plainly ignorant or crassly mischievous”, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said.
In Keyamo’s view, it is in opposition parties’ interest for their petitions against the victory of President-elect Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be rushed.If that happens, he argued, Obi and Atiku’s cases could be destroyed because “Justice rushed is justice crushed.”
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) are seeking to overturn Tinubu’s victory at the tribunal.
The Nation reports that In a statement on Sunday, Keyamo said the law and rules of the court do not allow for the quick determination of cases, but that the laws could be amended to permit this in the future.

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