The nullification of the Akwa Ibom State Governorship election by the Court of Appeal is the only verdict that can appeal to justice and right the electoral wrongs perpetrated by Mike Igini of INEC on March 9, 2019.

As we await the verdict of their Lordships today, the true sense of justice is showing the current occupants of Hilltop mansion and ultimate beneficiaries of the electoral heist the door.

The true sense of justice is dispensing with the legal mechanics of the Tribunal judgement. Their Lordships showed they were workmen more interested in form than substance. They were more detailed about descriptions of make-believe peaceful ambience in Akwa Ibom State rather than the demands of substantial justice.

How would they be bothered about payment receipts for documents when INEC – the sole custodian of such documents issued same and could not deny them? The judgement was a badge of honour for INEC for perpetrating fraud on Akwa Ibom people.

How could they have sat on appeal over their earlier rulings in favour of the appellants when they ruled that the Inspection report was in order and valid as rejecting same would amount to a negation of the Order of Inspection of April 15, 2019.

In the sight of substantial justice, these were mere surface scratches of irrelevancies. Are Courts not to do substantial justice? When did Courts of law become theatres of technicalities and slaughter slabs of justice?

The task before the Court of Appeal is perfectly simple; nullify the charade and order fresh elections in Akwa Ibom State.

In so doing, the heavens will not fall, but we would have commenced a journey towards sanity in governance and restoration of hope for the people of Akwa Ibom State.

As the Court pleases!