Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he has not yet spoken on the just concluded 2019 presidential election.
Obasanjo said it will amount to sub judice if he talks about the election since the matter is already in court.
The former President stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book titled, ‘Election in Nigeria: The Long Road To Democracy’, written by Abdullahi Shehu.
The event was attended by former Head of State Yakubu Gowon and human rights lawyer Femi Falana.
Obasanjo said: “I will not dabble into the details of what I call current aspect of Professor Shehu’s book because since the emphasis was on the national elections, particularly the presidential election, and the presidential election is now taken to court,” he said.
“I think talking about it would become sub judice because it has been taken to court.”
He noted that the book is a comparative analysis of the ruling APC’s ‘Next Level’ and the PDP’s ‘Let’s Get Nigeria Working Again’.
” In the introduction, in which election is the bedrock of a democratic government, all modern democracies and old elections, not all elections, are truly democratic. The measure of a democratic election is that it is transparent fair, credible and acceptable,” Obasanjo said.
”The problem is, who determines these outcomes in the election? And that is where the concerns are about a sustainable democracy and sustainable democracy, and if an election is fundamental and basic to democracy and good governance.”
“Any election that is short of integrity is a farce, he added.”