“Our Judiciary is Weak and Compromised": Peter Obi Alleges

“Our Judiciary is Weak and Compromised": Peter Obi Alleges

  • Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, has again attacked the judiciary
  • The former governor of Anambra said he benefited from the judicial system when he won an election in the state and another person was declared the winner
  • Obi stated that the judges of that era cannot be found in present-day Nigeria because the highest bidders are always the winners

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Enugu - Peter Obi, the former Labour Party presidential candidate, has alleged that the current Nigerian judicial system is weak, compromised, and favours the highest bidder.

The former governor of Anambra stated that there was a time when the judges in the country were incorruptible. He said the judiciary of the time favoured him.

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Peter Obi, the former Labour Party presidential candidate, has attacked the judiciary, saying that the system is weak and it is now a place where the highest bidder wins.
Again, Peter Obi attacked the judiciary Photo Credit: @PeterObi
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The Guardian reports that Obi made the claim while speaking at Justice Anthony Aniagolu's Memorial Lecture organised by the family.

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The event was hosted by Godfrey Okoye University, GOUNI, in Enugu on Tuesday, May 14.

At the event, Obi recalled how he won the governorship election in Anambra state and another person was declared the winner.

He said when he approached the court, he got justice.

Peter Obi narrates how judiciary benefitted him

Buttressing his point, the ex-governor said he spent three years in court but justice was served eventually. He recalled how he was impeached and how the court restored him.

According to him, another person was elected after one year, but he went to the Supreme Court, "where judges with respect for the rule of law," and was reinstated to complete his tenure.

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Obi said he was lucky then because the judicial system had incorruptible judges. He claimed the current system is weak and corrupt.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, has played host to Obi.

The visit followed remark by Paul Ibe, Atiku's aide, that his principal remains open to working with Obi ahead of the 2027 general election.

Some Nigerians have taken to the post's comment section to share mixed views about the development.

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