A Social Democracy Party (SDP) Presidential Aspirant, Prince Adewole Adebayo, expresses admittance to justice was paramount to the peace and advancement of Nigeria.
Adebayo expressed this at a meeting with the delegates of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to Prince Adewole, the nation required help in guaranteeing that there was justice for all.
Further speaking, Adebayo expressed that assuming it satisfied God and the Nigerians to give him the command to rule the country, he would attempt to make Nigeria the justest country on the planet.
“The ingredients of doing justice start from those who have access to state authority knowing that it is an agency and you are doing this work for the people
“My measurement of how a country is doing is what happened to the ordinary people.
“There is a need to give people a new thought regarding justice.
“We need help in our access to justice not because we do not have the best lawyers but because the lowest people in my society do not have access to justice.
“At a point, they were beginning to lose a sense of entitlement to justice, they created a different mentality for themselves that this people and their legal system and court system is not for us.
“Even we who believe in it sometimes spent 20 years in court litigating two paragraphs in an agreement. We spent 15 years determining whether someone is innocent or not. So it is not working for us.
“Our country will always know peace and be on the path of development when justice is available,” he said.
Prince Adewole Adebayo, who depicted justice as an ideal, kept up with that it was the obligation of everyone to advance justice how they battled for a safe environment.
“The way we fight for a cleaner ecosystem should be the way we fight for justice for everyone.”
As a legal practitioner for over 20 years, Adebayo expressed that he put forth a few attempts to add to advancing justice for the general public.
This move includes setting up an office committed to looking for justice for individuals who couldn’t bear the cost of legal charges.
However, he uncovered that disregarding the work, his firm discovered that some of the people who required the free legal services refused to patronize them.
According to him, they thought it was not genuine, henceforth the firm committed a lump of its pay to guarantee that the department serves the people”
Nigeria Country Representative, Ijeoma Nwafor who led the group said the result of her examination up until this point uncovered the shortcoming of justice served in Nigeria.
The Founding Director of HiiL, Dr. Samuel Muller, said that they arrived at the resolution that the 5.1 billion individuals on the planet didn’t have adequate access to Justice.
“A little over 1 billion people do not have a resolution for a civil administrative or criminal case that they have. That is eight percent of the population.
“When you look at our data, generally people who have Justice problems only about 30 percent of them get resolution, two-thirds are still walking around with the problem.”