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May 29: It’s senseless to defend mandate after assuming power – Sam Amadi

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May 29: It’s senseless to defend mandate after assuming power – Sam Amadi

The Director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Sam Amadi, has insisted “the nation can’t build legitimate governance without electoral justice.”

He said it is “completely dumb” to run an electoral system that puts someone in power and asks him to defend his election as commander-in-chief.

Recall that Amadi had claimed the President-elect, Bola Tinubu’s inauguration could be stopped before May 29, insisting that he has a serious case before the tribunal that could go either way.

The former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, in a tweet on Sunday, urged his critics to “exit track of electoral triumphalism and get on electoral justice”.

He wrote, “Those who think they have big brains should be thinking hard about the future. Nigeria will have a new government with limited and contested mandate. Instead of thinking how to enjoy Aso Rock, think about how to deal with this crisis on top of an almost vanished state power.

“We have to exit this track of electoral triumphalism and get on electoral justice. That culture of “grab it, smash it” or “do-die” is what collapsed all previous republics. Without electoral justice you can’t build legitimate governance. Let’s find that out and not bashing Sam.

“You can start today thinking about how we run electoral system that does put someone in power and asks him to defend his election as commander-in-chief in a 3rd world. In risk analysis & engineering that is completely dumb. Start thinking how to fix it for 2027, if it will come.”

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