Election Petitions: I Must See A New Nigeria Before My Death – Cardinal John Onaiyekan
Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the 80-year-old Archbishop Emeritus of the Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, is optimistic that he will live to see the anticipated new Nigeria.
Recently, in response to the 2023 presidential election, Onaiyekan stated that the election was rigged and emphasised that those responsible for manipulating the outcome of elections are well-known.
The clergy who lamented the inability of the election tribunal to rule on the opposition parties’ petitions prior to the 29th of May handover stated that God knows who rigged the election.
He stated, “I’m 80 years old, so I’m not going anywhere. I still hope to see a better Nigeria before I reach paradise, and I believe that it is possible.
“Those who rigged the election are aware of their actions. They are aware of those who refused to allow the will of the people to prevail. And what’s even better is that God himself knows them.
“Even if the court does not know, God does. They are aware of themselves.
“The more we mention God, the more vigilant we must be to avoid using his name in vain.”
But if we continue to mention God, we must conduct our affairs in accordance with His will.”
Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party, had petitioned the tribunal to overturn Tinubu’s victory, alleging that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, stole their mandates.
The court scheduled the hearing for the petitions challenging Bola Tinubu’s election victory for May 8.
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