A senior lawyer and a human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN has disagreed with the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, disqualifying the APC deputy governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, from participating in the November 16 governorship election.

The learned Silk noted by stating that the issue of who represents a party in an election or the capacity of a candidate to participate in an election should be left for the political parties. 

He further said that he wishes the judiciary would be more cautious in matters of elections.

According to him the intervention of the courts in matters that should ordinarily be the internal affairs of the political parties.

“These cases expose the judiciary unduly and so they should be avoided.

“Elections to determine the Governor of a State should not be based on technicalities of judicial disqualification. Let the people choose their leaders.

“I am a unable to agree with the decision of the Federal High Court in Yenagoa that that APC has no candidate in the forthcoming governorship elections,” he said.

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