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Lessons Nigeria Must Learn From Kenya’s Supreme Court – Timi Frank

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 06th Sep, 2022 - tori.ng

Frank in a statement in Abuja, said the Kenyan judiciary deserved accolades for demonstrating courage, firmness, fairness and transparency in its ruling on the petition that challenged the victory of Ruto, which was filed by the opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

Timi Frank
 
Kenyan Supreme court has been hailed by a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.
 
Frank lauded the court for speedy dispensation of justice after it upheld the election of Williams Ruto as President-elect of the country.
 
Unlike Kenya, Nigeria's election petitions are allowed to linger for months, going through many processes before it gets to the Supreme Court for final decision.
 
Frank in a statement in Abuja, said the Kenyan judiciary deserved accolades for demonstrating courage, firmness, fairness and transparency in its ruling on the petition that challenged the victory of Ruto, which was filed by the opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
 
He, however, called on the Nigerian judiciary, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Africa to learn from Kenya by ensuring justice at all times without minding the whims and caprices of the establishment or ruling political parties.
 
Frank, who is the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Ambassador to East Africa and the Middle East, said, “the Kenyan judiciary has become a shining example of true justice devoid of manipulation and intimidation on the African continent.

“This is the same Supreme Court that nullified the election of a sitting President and ordered a bye-election following observed irregularities.

“This track record of impartiality is rare in Nigeria and indeed, the African Continent where the judiciary is often muzzled and manipulated to rule in favour of the establishment or ruling political parties.

“The courage and sterling qualities of the Kenyan Supreme Court in ruling in favour of Ruto, irrespective of the groundswell of opposition against his election as President-elect by his political rival, Raila Odinga and the Kenyan establishment, is worthy of emulation.”
 
He once again congratulated Ruto on his election and Supreme Court victories.
 
He called on Ruto to form a government of national unity in the interest of peace and development of Kenya as a country and Africa as a continent.


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