The non-governmental organization, Face Of Waziri-Nigeria (FOWN), has made serious allegations against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, claiming that he is attempting to manipulate the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). According to FOWN’s Director General, Comrade Bukky Adeniyi, Tinubu is allegedly trying to force at least two Justices of the Tribunal to resign, with the intention of disrupting the judicial panel’s proceedings.
Adeniyi explains that such a move would trigger a replacement and retrieval process, causing delays beyond the Supreme Court’s stipulated time frame. This, in turn, would render the case statute barred and ineffective. FOWN believes that Tinubu’s motive behind pressuring the tribunal and targeting specific Justices is to ensure that the 180-day time limit elapses before the case is concluded by the panel.
The organization further accuses Tinubu of using a former PDP Governor from the South-South, who has allegedly helped rig elections in Tinubu’s favor in that region, to influence the Justices and secure a favorable decision.
FOWN also raises questions about Tinubu’s attempt to keep his Chicago State University saga hidden, suggesting that revealing the truth would worsen his situation. They criticize Tinubu’s response to the subpoena issued by the counsel of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, regarding documents related to Tinubu’s attendance at the university.
Atiku’s petition requested a subpoena to verify the authenticity of documents concerning Tinubu’s education, and FOWN believes that Tinubu is attempting to obfuscate the matter.
In their commitment to ensuring justice without interference, FOWN raises concerns about Tinubu’s alleged pressure on the tribunal and attempts to manipulate the judicial process.