Information reaching us is to the effect that, following series of pre-judgment conferences held by Judges handling the Petitions of the PDP and Atiku/Obi on the outcome of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election at the Appeal Court, the APC and the Buhari Presidency have assigned Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu to reach out to the judges in order to lure them to give the Party and its Presidential Candidate a favourable judgment.
It was revealed that the APC and President Buhari are not comfortable with the decisions of majority of the judges on the five principal issues raised by the PDP and Atiku/Obi, especially, the non-qualification of President Buhari and Perjury, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and have employed the services of Bola Tinubu to do their dirty jobs.
He was directed by the Buhari Presidency to superintend, control and influence the judges to be able to deliver judgment in favour of the 3rd Respondent, the APC and the 2nd Respondent, President Muhammed Buhari.
You will recall that the current lead Judge of the Panel, Justice Garba Mohammed was brought-in to head the Panel from the Lagos Division of the Appeal Court, when the former Chairperson of the Panel and President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa recuse herself from the Panel. One of the reasons for the choice of Bola Tinubu is largely because, he was the former Governor of Lagos State and presumed to be a hatchet-man in prosecuting and influencing judicial outcomes as seen in previous cases in the Appeal Court.
It is believed that, Bola Tinubu is widely known to have played a prominent role in upturning the Osun governorship judgement at the Appeal and Supreme Courts in favour of his cousin and the APC. This is coming less than ten days to the end of the 180 days required by law for the Presidential Tribunal to deliver judgment on the pending Petitions brought before it by the PDP and Atiku/Obi.
We therefore call on all well-meaning Nigerians and the international community to NOTE this obvious turn of events in the country. The APC and the Buhari Presidency are hell-bent in destroying the judiciary and other arms of government. We must not allow this to happen this time around.