President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been warned to cease endangering the judiciary, according to Waziri Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for president in the February 25 presidential election and a former vice president of Nigeria. According to Atiku, Tinubu recently made a statement on Democracy Day that threatened both the country’s judicial system and the legitimacy of the presidential election and that he is attempting to install an autocratic administration. CONTINUE READING>>>>>
Tinubu said during his Democracy Day speech that “unnecessary illegal orders used to truncate or abridge democracy will no longer be tolerated,” which was perceived as a direct challenge to the judiciary, according to Phrank Shaibu, the Special Assistant to Atiku Abubakar on Public Communication. Furthermore, Shaibu accuses Tinubu of attempting to impose his preferred leadership on the legislative arm of government and of pressuring the judiciary to follow his orders. According to Shaibu, doing these steps would turn Nigeria into a despotic regime.
The politician Rauf Aregbesola, Kayode Fayemi, Adams Oshiomhole, and his cousin Gboyega Oyetola were among the politicians Tinubu publicly admitted to helping win back their mandates through the courts, according to Shaibu, who also emphasizes Tinubu’s prior dependence on court orders. Shaibu wonders why Tinubu didn’t suggest they concede defeat. This suggests that Tinubu has benefited significantly from court orders, which raises questions about his intentions toward the judiciary.