Erudite lawyer, Banjo Ayenakin wrote in defence of the Supreme Court judgement on IMO Guber…..
Quite a lot of people have castigated the Supreme Court for declaring APC as the winner of Imo Guber election citing fraud or corruption. I wish to state categorically that the Justice Kekere-Ekun that I know who read the lead judgment; is a perfect gentlewoman and a forthright judge.
It isn’t surprising legally for APC to win the election. It was based on legal mathematics and not on mundane Mathematics. In law, such legal gymnastics and strategy are allowed.
The basis of the judgment is simply this and it is very clear. APC argued that some votes were unlawfully subtracted from their total votes by INEC and that INEC had no power to cancel such votes and subtract same.
The Supreme Court simply agreed based on the evidence before it that those votes were unlawfully cancelled and subtracted. The votes were thereafter added to APC total votes; then APC came from the rear to lead.
This is simple and clear. Don’t lose hope in the judiciary and the legal profession.