- Many governors have been accused of not winning elections that brought them to power
- The allegation was leveled by prelate of the Methodist Church
- According to the prelate, many of them came to power through help of the Supreme Court
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Some Nigerians governors have been accused of being products of Supreme Court judgment.
The allegation was raised Samuel Uche, prelate of the Methodist Church.
He said many governors did not win their elections but the supreme court gave them victory.
The prelate disclosed this while speaking at a funeral held for Bode Akindele, parakoyi of Ibadanland, in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Friday, July 31.
Specifically, he said some of the candidates the courts have upheld as winners are “undeserving.”
“Electoral victories are given to some undeserving candidates through the court of law,” the prelate said.
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“There is one political party here in Nigeria, even when you don’t win an election the party would give you victory through the supreme court.
“Many governors are supreme court governors, they didn’t win (their elections) and are not supposed to be there.
“This is lawlessness and that is why I call some of our courts, court of lawlessness,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has come under attack after saying Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming guber election in Edo state, does not have a strong opponent.
The election in Edo is less than four months and politicians mainly from the two prominent political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and PDP, have resulted in desperate attacks on personality.
Governor Wike, who is the chairman of PDP national campaign council of Edo state, had on Wednesday, July 29, boasted that Obaseki would win the election because his opponents do not have the political acceptability to challenge the governor.
Speaking on a live programme, the Rivers governor explained that the people of the south-south state already knew the type of candidate APC presented to them following what the former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said about Osagie Ize-Iyamu four years ago.
“I respect the Benin tradition and I know that Edo people are educated to know that Oshiomhole cannot play on their intelligence.
“If he is now retracting what he said of Ize Iyamu, who is sure that he’s saying the correct thing now," Wike said through his commissioner of information and communication Paulinus Nsirim.
But in a swift response, APC said the duo of Wike and Obaseki is planning to rig the forthcoming election through violence.
In a statement released in Benin by the chairman of Edo APC campaign council, John Mayaki, the ruling party said Wike and Obaseki are dishonest and violent. He added that both governors have undisputed antecedents of perfected intimidation tactics.
"There is a persistent problem in the violent, dishonest, and generally deplorable conduct of the rejected PDP, which evidently poses a great threat to the peaceful conduct of the September 19 election,” the statement read.
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