The Patriots Forum has warned of a plan to distort the outcome of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s work.
There has been a lot of talk in the media about a plan to get some PEPC members to quit so that the PEPC, which is chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani, can hear the petitions of Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Peter Obi, and the Allied Progressive Movement (APM). In view of the court’s decision, the parties are currently submitting their last written addresses after concluding their cases.
However, to compromise the eventual outcome of the process, Mr. Ahmed Raji may have been tapped as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
According to the group, the reported conversation between Tinubu and Ariwoola may have yielded fruits and may have far-reaching consequences on the outcome of the work of PEPC, the judiciary, and democracy in Nigeria.
“We need to alert Nigerians to the incestuous affair between President Tinubu and the serving Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola that may birth Ahmed Raji as Attorney General and Minister of Justice. This followed the request made to Ariwoola by Tinubu for him to nominate an AGF for his administration.
“If the CJN who has the responsibility of empanelling the Supreme Court panel to hear the petitions of Atiku, Obi and APM against the election of Tinubu is the same person tapping an AGF for him, we can only use our tongues to count our teeth as to its implications for the outcome of the work of Presidential Election Petition Court. It is, to say the least, an ill-conceived move to destroy the fabrics of our judiciary, compromise our democracy and destabilise our country.”