In the grand theatre of Nigeria’s legal landscape, the Judiciary stands at a crossroads, a pivotal moment of decision. Will they uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with unwavering integrity, or will they bow to bias and prejudice, potentially unleashing anarchy? The power to shape the nation’s destiny is in their hands, and it’s a choice that cannot be taken lightly.

The path forward is clear: sound judgment anchored in constitutional principles. Anything less would be a betrayal of the very essence of justice. This isn’t a mere option; it’s an imperative. The eyes of not just Nigeria, but the entire world, are fixed on this moment. It’s a moment when the Judiciary can either reaffirm its role as a beacon of fairness or plunge the nation into the abyss of chaos.


a resounding call for accountability and transparency, echoes across the land. It’s a reminder that the Constitution isn’t a mere collection of words; it’s the foundation upon which a just society is built. Interpret it soundly, and history will record a legacy of wisdom and courage. Twist it for personal gain, and the echoes will resound with the clanging chains of injustice.

Imagine a scenario where winning elections hinges on more than just the will of the people. Picture a Nigeria where the cherished values of democracy are cast aside in favor of criminal maneuvering. If a presidential candidate doesn’t need to win the hearts of the people but can simply manipulate the seat of power, then our democracy is at risk.

Let us envision a Nigeria where criminal records don’t disqualify a candidate from the highest office. Where forged certificates don’t deter someone from becoming the leader of the nation. What sort of precedent would that set? A future where criminal activity becomes the currency of power, where the path to leadership is paved with deceit and thuggery.

In this dystopian reality, the power grabbers would exploit their ill-gotten gains to take control. They would hold the loved ones of election umpires hostage, using them as pawns in a dangerous game of manipulation. Blackmail and coercion would become the tools of victory, and the sanctity of the electoral process would crumble under the weight of corruption.

Yet, let’s not forget that nobody has a monopoly on wrongdoing. The allure of power can corrupt even the noblest intentions. If we allow such a future to materialize, we pave the way for darkness to eclipse our democracy.

The Nigerian Judiciary faces a momentous choice. Will they be the guardians of justice, the protectors of democracy, and the enforcers of the Constitution? Or will they be swayed by the allure of power, allowing the echoes of injustice to resound through the corridors of history?


not as mere spectators, but as vigilant custodians of truth and fairness. The world watches as they make their decision, for it’s a decision that will shape the destiny of a nation and echo through the annals of time.

-Kexter E.A Donald Jnr.
Email: kingkexterdonald@gmail.com

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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