A non-governmental organization, Face Of Waziri-Nigeria (FOWN) has threatened to besiege the Federal Capital Territory with civil disobedience, if an alleged directive by President Bola Tinubu to witch-hunt certain Justices of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and lawyers of his opponents in the last presidential election, takes effect.
In a statement signed by the group’s Director-General, Comrade Bukky Adeniyi alleged that rising from a covert meeting with Tinubu on Friday, a group of people were saddled with the responsibility of going after the PEPT Judges on trump-up charges.
Adeniyi stated “The President just rose from a meeting with Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSA) and Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
“They have a specific instruction to go after the Tribunal Judges and lawyers of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and that of the Labour Party Mr. Peter Obi.
“We are much aware that this is a sequel to our recent revelation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s nefarious moves to muzzle the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), seeing clearly the odds are against him in the case before the tribunal.
“It is pertinent to state that FOWN is quite on the tab with the situation at hand and will not rest on our oars to keep Nigerians updated.
“Tinubu’s anti-masses moves further lays credence to all we have been saying and if Justice is not served Nigerians will be worse off thereafter.
“He and his demonic party, the APC want to set Nigeria on fire by this new onslaught and we shall not hesitate to ground the country if any attempt is made on the tribunal justices, lawyers of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi.”
FOWN, however, maintained that whatever is regarded as sins committed by the said Justices in time past, “Nigerians have forgiven them for the sake of this important presidential election matter,” the statement read in part.