From The Polling Booths To The Courtrooms | CALQ Vol. 5.1
In the backdrop of ongoing debate on electoral malpractices in presidential elections in Nigeria, M.A. Etti & M.A. Lateef in this article argue that the strict interpretation of the constitutional provisions on the time limit for adjudication of electoral disputes defeats the essence of substantial justice and impacts negatively on the role of the judiciary in social engineering. The authors have further compared the effects of this malpractice in Kenya from that of Nigeria and have come up with several solutions to curb this menace.