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Election Tribunals: Karma of Justice on Crass Impunity

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Joe Onwukeme

Image: The author, Joe Onwukeme

The Karma of justice has taken up permanent residence in the house of those who contributed to the Somalization of some Nigerian states in the last general election. 

The recent nullifications of the elections of some political shenanigans has placed an answer to the question I asked in one of my articles published May this year, titled, “What Shall It Profit Politicians”? In the said article, I submitted that, “I don’t need a political clairvoyant to foresee what will happen in the next 6 months.

“My wager is that in less than 6 months from now, both the state tribunals and law courts will start up-turning the electoral victories of some elected governors, senators and honorable members. 

They will vacate the seats they have been illegally occupying for the legitimate occupants…”

In the concluding parts of the piece I asked, “What shall it profit politicians to instigate their people to rise up against each other and turn their states into theatres of internecine wars, motivate vulnerable youths to go risk their lives in the field, disrupt the electoral process, snatch ballot boxes and at the end of the day lose their seats in the courts of law”?

Less than 6 months after the article was published, my wager is coming to pass and most of those highly detached politicians who through the theatres of violence and electoral malpractices fraudulently robbed the hoods of electoral victories in the last general elections are now at the mercy of karma to adjust the effects with perfect balance. 

There’s indeed no short cut to the top of the palm tree. What goes around is gradually coming around.

As we await more victories in favour of the products of change in the courts of law, it will be difficult to be pained by the unceremonious exits of the remaining identifiable killers of the old corrupt political order.

Joe Onwukeme, @unjoerated, unjoeratedjoe@gmail.com


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