Court Orders, Opinions and Verdicts

CThe reign of impunity in any society is signalled by the absence of the rule of law. The animals in the wild are slightly different from man because of the absence of this concept.

One of the cheapest commodities in the world is an opinion. No one sells opinion, even consultants –they sell you judgements. Again, opinions need no efforts to thrive just a medium of expression; they exert no further actions or prior facts.

Our abysmal peregrination in the guise of nationhood was recently punctuated by stomach-upsetting tales from our political class.

A Lagos High court Judge recently ‘pronounced’ the collection of tolls by the Lagos state Government on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge as illegal.

Apparently, the Attorney General of the State and his cohorts has chosen to label the court’s pronouncement as the Judge’s opinion.

Lekki-Ikoyi-bridge

Opinions, to me are things wives express against the better judgements of their husbands. Opinions are the summation of minority frustration against the determination of the majority. Opinions are expressed second thoughts after losing an argument, which may be contrary to stated facts but allowed in as much as it is prefixed with “in my own opinion…” Nobody debates the rights of others to hold opinions but nobody is obliged to honour or share them.

The pronouncements from the hallowed chambers are a different matter entirely. In the instance, when executive lynchpins make a buffet of judicial rulings—in the execution of charges, we can as well draw the curtains on this travesty of nationhood.

 

 

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In My Opinion…

I’ve driven on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and I can say that a #250 toll doesn’t even come close to quantify the level of stress lifted off your life compared to the alternate route.

However, some level of decorum is expected in some quarters.

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This is a contribution to the #AtoZChallenge

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