The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, was rumored to have traveled to London in a wheelchair on Thursday, March 23, 2023, to meet with President-elect Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Party (APC).
After an article detailing how Ariwoola had secretly traveled to London to meet with Tinubu, whose ascent to become the next president of Nigeria would soon be challenged in court by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labor Party, the speculations went into overdrive (PDP)….. Continue Reading
The narrative subtly suggests that Tinubu is trying to win over the judiciary with this London encounter even as his adversaries struggle to overturn his decree. His victory is anticipated to be transferred all the way to a High Court presided over by Ariwoola.
To support the story, a picture of the judge perched on a wheelchair went viral.