A.V Dicey Account On Rule Of Law Can It Be Applied To Modern Day Nigeria
In Nigeria, A.V. Dicey account on rule of law can be partially applied.
According to A.V. Dicey on "Absolute Supremacy of Power", it cannot be applicable to Nigeria because the President has powers, that is, if arrested, the President can get you free but A.V. Dicey bis saying that the President should not have that power because they are citizens too. But in present day Nigeria the President will not agree to these rule.
Therefore, "Equality before the law" is that A.V. Dicey is saying that every body should be equal before the law, but the police are above the law, they can come to your house and arrest you without any warrant and nobody can challenge them. Also this rule is not applicable to the President, Vice President, Governor's etc.
However in "The courts are better protectors of Human Rights", in this aspect, it can be applied to Nigeria and It will be beneficial because even though we make use of the written Constitution and we know bout Rights, they are still being violated unless when our Rights is violated we should go to court and the court will find favour in us.This method should be applicable so that our Rights can be favoured in court.
According to this I will say that A.V. Dicey account in"rule of law"can be partially applied in Nigeria.In conclusion I would like to here you guys opinion and know which one you prefer, us A.V.Dicey account or The one Nigeria is making use of now.