He was allowed by the court to be Amicus curiae. In his presentation he told the court that the constitution is not clear on what “fresh elections” would entail. He further stated that that if court declare the voters register as having substantial defects as the petition is asking them to, it may mean that the legality of the elections for senators, governors and other elective posts may be questioned since they were elected using the same registers. Although he was meant to be a non-partisan friend of the court, some who watched his submission are of the opinion that he fronted a position that only benefited one candidate while disadvantaging the candidacy of another. The court dismissed the petition on 30 March 2013.
United Nations Special Rapporteurs bear mandates from the United Nations Human Rights Council and may hold the titles Special Rapporteur, Independent Expert or Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and are also referred to simply as mandate-holders