Central to the legitimacy and function of Nigeria’s electoral democracy is a fair, non-partisan, and just legal framework. In particular, the process of adjudicating complaints and resolving election disputes is key. However, Nigeria’s judicial branch remains susceptible to political pressure and the abuse of injunctive orders, wherein a judicial decree is issued to stop events or to prevent someone from taking part in the elections.
Dr. Agbakoba is the Senior Partner and Head of the Arbitration and ADR practice group in Olisa Agbakoba Legal. He is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (equivalent of Queen’s Counsel).
Dr. Agbakoba is one of Nigeria’s leading experts in Arbitration and has presided over several complex arbitration.He is the brain behind the first Law Firm Annexed Arbitration/ Mediation Centre in Lagos (Nigeria), the Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) Arbitration & Mediation Centre.