A civil society group, Free Nigeria Movement has warned the judiciary as it presides over presidential election petitions before it.
According to DailyPost, the group spoke at a seminar to mark the twenty-third day of protests in Abuja.
It said Nigeria must come first in every activity, action, or decision whether individual, governmental or institutional.
The convener of the group, Moses Paul-Ogidi, emphasised the need for the judiciary to tread with caution on the already gravely battered hope of Nigerians.
He said the group’s interest is not in who becomes president, but in the legality of the process that produces such a leader.
According to Paul-Ogidi: “We have maintained our call for the cancellation of the elections. However, the courts are always an option. We still hope that the judiciary will see enough premise and evidence to order the cancellation of the presidential polls.
“Like we have said, illegality will always birth illegality. But should the judiciary decide otherwise, we hope that their decision will be undeniably fair owing to the expectant transparency.”
He said Nigeria belongs to everyone including the judiciary and whatever it does must always align with democratic ethos, practice and principles.
“Our children are watching, feeding their minds with whatever they see us do. Tomorrow they will grow into leaders, and some of them may ascend to higher national or transnational responsibilities.
“What kind of country do you think they will lead? What kind of leaders do you think they will become?”