Samuel Uche, Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, has said many state governors in the country did not win governorship elections but got to their current position through the aid of the Supreme Court.
Uche said this at the funeral of Chief Bode Akindele, the late Parakoyi of Ibadanland, which held at Methodist Cathedral, Agbeni, Ibadan, on Friday.
Akindele died on June 29 at the age of 87.
The cleric further described some of the courts in the country as courts of lawlessness.
He said: “Electoral victories are given to some undeserving candidates through the court of law.
“There is one political party here in Nigeria, even when you don’t win an election the party would give you victory through the Supreme Court.
“Many governors are supreme court governors, they didn’t win (election) and are not supposed to be there. This is lawlessness and that is why I call some of our courts, court of lawlessness.”
He said people should emulate the late Akindele’s love for God and humanity which made him stand out.
He described him as a great philanthropist and businessman who touched many lives positively.