The Spiritual leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has berated the Federal Government of Nigeria and the judiciary sector for corrupting the democratic system and damaging the rule of law.
The Cleric’s criticism came following the continued trial and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody, even after he was discharged and acquitted.
According to Primate Ayodele, Nigeria’s democracy was under threat, and it has become a selection when it comes to elections. He said the country is practising a democracy of bondage due to the leaders ruling the nation.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Oluwatosin Osho, the clergyman said the judges don’t allow justice to prevail; rather, they fight for their personal interest at the detriment of the masses.
The statement partly reads: “There is nothing like democracy in Nigeria anymore, it is under threat, and it has become a selection. The system to strengthen democracy in Nigeria is corrupt already. We are in a democracy of bondage.
‘’Judges don’t also allow justice; they have forgotten that we will all be judged by God at the end. The cases surrounding this election will not come out as expected. The judiciary system is nothing to write home about.’’
Ayodele frowned at the excessive disobedience of the government at judgments while referring to Nnamdi Kanu’s case. He explained that the IPOB leader had done nothing that shouldn’t allow the rule of law to be effective, but due to the inefficiency of players in the judiciary sector, the judgment to release Kanu fell on deaf ears.
‘’Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention all these while despite the fact that the court has approved his release. The government in charge of our democracy didn’t allow him to go. What did he do? Did he kill anyone?
“Or what exactly did he do that can’t allow the rule of law to be effective? There is no judgment in Nigeria, those at the helm of affairs will determine if a judgment will be followed or not, and that’s pointless,” he said.