Rights Activist Expresses Doubt That Tinubu Will Be Sworn In As Nigeria’s President

Rights Activist Expresses Doubt That Tinubu Will Be Sworn In As Nigeria’s President

A Nigerian Human Rights lawyer and activist, Dele Farotimi, has expressed doubt that the President-elect as anounced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will be sworn in as Nigeria’s President.

Speaking at the Arise Television yesterday, the rights lawyer expressed danger ahead should the former Governor of Lagos State be sworn in as Nigeria’s next President.

He was answering questions on issues bordering on the upcoming Lagos guber election, including tribalism and threat to voters.

He says “God forbid” that Tinubu should be Nigeria’s president and simultaneously is in control of Lagos State.

Responding to a question seeking to know his advice to voters (whether or not they should come out and vote) in the state during the election, he said “It is up to the individual to decide whether they want to live or whether they want to exist. I would rather die standing up for what I believe to be the truth than live to a ripe old age devoid of the capacity to speak the truth.

He further added that, “Now, having spoken the truth, it must go beyond that. What is the effect of abandoning the electoral process this Saturday?

“I must speak directly to the camera and tell you all you would be doing is validating your own enslavement so that, at the end of the day, the entire purpose of them going around to burn market, the entire purpose of them bringing this ethnic hatred; the entire purpose of them attacking you and using threat is to keep you away from exercising from the poll they had once told you was useless; because you have now discovered your vote is not useless, they are afraid if you come out to exercise your franchise, their feeding trough (their pot of soup), they are going to break it.

“But without breaking that pot of soup, how do you free yourself? God forbid that the ”INEC’s select president” is sworn in. But imagine that that man is ensconced in Abuja and Lagos is still in their pocket; imagine what will happen to us with criminal gangs already legalised in Lagos State; we might as well give up and know that all of us will go and join mushroom ”pikins” (urchins) in his motor park because that is the reality.”