Sagay disagreed with the apex court’s judgements, saying they were not justifiable.
A top legal luminary, Prof. Itse Sagay has faulted the judgement of the Supreme Court, upholding the elections of some Governors across the nation.
Punch reports that Sagay said the apex court’s judgement were not justifiable.
He said “It is not something I can just pounce on. But all the judgments have been the same. It’s very interesting. There used to be an ancient monarch, who punished every crime by death. He was called Draco. That is why when somebody does anything extreme he is called Draconian.
“If anybody steals one kobo, you kill him, if he kills someone you kill him, at the end, there is no distinction between offences.”
Adding that “There should be distinctions. How can all the governorship cases go the same way? How is that possible? That is the question we are all awaiting when they will give the reasons for their judgments.”
“I don’t know how to put it, but it’s very strange. We will wait for them to give their reasons and see how that magic occurred that every governorship election was valid and in line with the Electoral Act. It is very unprecedented. We will see when they give their full judgments,that is it for now,” Sagay said.
The Supreme Court recently upheld the elections of Governors, Nyesom Wike, Udom Emmanuel, Okezie Ikpeazu and Abiola Ajimobi of Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Abia and Oyo states respectively.