A Tinubu Support Group under the aegis of The Natives has protested against the rejection of the February 25 presidential election results by the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Award nobs reports that the protesters stormed the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday to condemn the protests against the outcome of the presidential election which saw Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerge as President-elect.
Addressing reporters, Supreme Leader of the group, Hon. Smart Edwards, said supporters of APC and Tinubu asked Atiku and Obi to stop intimidating the court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…..CONTINUE READING
Edwards added that Tinubu supporters will not tolerate the intimidation by the supporters of Obi popularly known as Obidients and supporters of Atiku also known as Atikulators.
He said, “The Obidients should understand that Asiwaju is a political juggernaut and election strategist. They were all part of the plan because the candidature of Peter Obi was an asset to the APC. The Obidients made Tinubu’s victory easy, they all made it possible. Ordinarily, it should have been Obi or Tinubu. Tinubu was not in the best position to steal the election but he planned well and worked vigorously for the victory.
“We also have a message for the PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Your Excellency, it is your time to test the courts and not to intimidate the courts. It is your time to retreat and retire, or reset and re-contest again if your party is not tired of you.
“Your inability to be consistent in a party like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, shows it is all about you alone. No sir, the Supreme Court is not about you, the Appeal Court is not about you, even the Tribunal is not about you, it is about the rule of law.
“So, today we are putting the nation on notice that no one will be allowed to intimidate the Nigerian Judiciary any longer, we will not entertain it. These judges and the judiciary are the most crucial part of the hope that democracy holds.
“We want to say categorically that Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC won the election. The Lagos state he lost should have been a taboo but the democrat in him publicly accepted the outcome without calling for anybody’s head.”
Edwards, who commended INEC for a good job in the presidential and national assembly elections, stated that the electoral body should be allowed to do their work without harassment
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing a free, fair and credible election that produced the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
He added: “INEC must be allowed to do their work without molestation. Nobody is talking about the recorded voices of the PDP players which went viral recently where they were scheming to bribe or corner the INEC officials.
“To INEC, therefore, you have done well. Please go ahead with the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election as we look forward to a large turnout rather than apathy we witnessed during the presidential election.”