Aisha Yesufu, a social rights activist, has stated why President Bola Tinubu will never be her president.
Yesufu, a supporter of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the recently ended General Election, stated this in a ‘Mic On’ podcast titled, ‘The PEPC Judgment: Hopes Met or Dashed,’ aired by Channels TV anchor, Seun Okinbaloye, on Saturday night.
Yesufu was cited as claiming that Tinubu allegedly faked his way into the presidency and will never be considered her president as a result.
“Tinubu did not win the 2023 presidential election and will never be my president because he rigged his way to be declared the one with the majority votes. And as for me, that is a political coup. That is a civilian coup and it is the mandate of the people that was stolen.
“My focus and other Nigerians now is to ensure getting the mandate back.”
She added that even the Presidential Election Petition Court that gave the verdict that President Tinubu lawfully won the election held on February 25 was wrong, adding, “I stayed for over 13 hours in the court and I heard all the judgement read by the Supreme Court justices. It was all a movie.”
“And there was a trailer before the movie, it began when the former Supreme Court justice, Mary Odili spoke. It already preempted what we expected.”
She went on to say that the whole thing started to smell fishy when PEPC refused to broadcast the proceedings live from start to finish and neglected to show the faces of the justices.
“There was a need for people to see how it has been going rather than just hearing the judgment only.
“The joy in the faces of the judges showed that they were biased. They acted more like counsels to the respondents (President Tinubu, All Progressives Congress and VP Kashim Shettima),” she alleged.
Yesufu stated that she believed the judiciary was compromised, citing the issue of card readers not being admitted in court while defending Nyesom Wike and Peter Dakuku’s case in Rivers State.
“The politicians always believe that they control the court that is why they are quick to tell people to go to court if they are satisfied with the results of elections.”
Aisha stated that ‘Eyes on the Judiciary’ has been productive on the judgment, adding that Nigerians have taken it upon themselves to tell the court that they will not tolerate nefarious conduct in the court.
Remember that a five-member Tribunal panel took turns dismissing petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, challenging Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the presidential election on Wednesday.
The decision was delivered by the tribunal’s Chairman, Justice Haruna Tsammani, who was assisted by the panel’s other members, Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.
Tsammani delivered the death knell to Atiku’s case on Wednesday night, saying, “This petition accordingly lacks merit.”
“I affirm the return of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the duly elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The parties are to bear their cost.”