“Don’t allow judiciary to interfere in our nation’s election again” – Kukah urges Nigerians

As Nigerians, with bated breath, await the pronouncement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on the cases bordering on the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto Matthew Hassan Kukah, has urged citizens never again allow the judiciary to interfere in the country’s elections. Kukah made the call in a published interview yesterday. Reacting to a question on his expectation from the Tribunal as it delivers its judgment today, the bishop said, “We must learn to exhaust these rules and…

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Fake news bigger threat to democracy than gun – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the biggest threat to democracy is no longer the gun, but propaganda, fake news and disinformation. Jonathan stated this in Abuja at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation 2022 Peace Conference with the theme, “Nation Building: The Role of Peaceful Elections in a Multi-Ethnic Context’’. Jonathan urged young Nigerians to embrace good conduct rather than hate speech, saying those advocating for violence and orchestrating fake news were the big threats to democracy. “We must discourage this issue of hate speech and propaganda that are going on because…

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