According to President Bola Tinubu’s administration, he is not trying to impose a one-party state on Nigeria or undermine the judiciary.
Following recent court decisions that removed some governors from opposition parties in some states, the Presidency was responding to Atiku Abubakar’s concerns about the integrity of the judiciary on Monday.
Bayo Onanuga, the President’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, insisted that Tinubu was still dedicated to upholding democratic principles and judicial independence in Nigeria.
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The PDP’s “poor performance” in recent appeal court decisions regarding the election of some of its governors, according to Onanuga, gave rise to the allegations.
“President Tinubu is fundamentally a democrat.” We dare to assert that, in his capacity as president, he has not influenced judicial decision-making, according to the statement.
The PDP, former vice president, and his spokesman have openly expressed a desire to blame President Tinubu and the judiciary for their problems.
“We had seen how the APC was defeated at the Supreme Court by the PDP governor in Osun while he was watching. Similar to the APC, the PDP governor of Bauchi prevailed in his appeals court case.
As Atiku has repeatedly claimed and his party and spokesman have now paraphrased, President Tinubu does not intend to impose a one-party state.
President Tinubu, in contrast to Atiku Abubakar, has a reputation for being an outstanding democrat and ardent supporter of the rule of law.
The dominance of his political structure in Lagos was not caused by any undemocratic behavior, as Atiku Abubakar wants the public to believe, but rather by his record of service as governor, which saw enormous strides in various aspects of the state.
We hasten to ask the former Vice President where he was in 2019 when the Appeal Court ruled against All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, while Atiku and PDP are currently sobbing uncontrollably over the appeal court’s decisions regarding governorship polls in Plateau, Zamba, and Nasarawa States. The court then gave PDP all of the APC’s victories.
We beg Atiku and the PDP once more to put an end to their slanderous and extortion campaigns against the judiciary, honorable judges, and justices.
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