For far too long, Nigerians have been victims of deception by their political elite, whose primary focus seems to be the plunder and relentless siphoning of the nation’s resources, resources that should rightfully be utilized for the development of the country and the welfare of its people.
In a recent development, the Presidential Election Petitions Court delivered a significant verdict, one that shook the political landscape. It was a verdict that saw Peter Obi’s unmeritorious claim of Tinubu’s presidency dismissed and Atiku Abubakar’s dual citizenship petition against Tinubu rejected.
The PEPC, presided over by Justice Haruna Tsammani, upheld the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The sad reality that looms large is that Nigeria’s leaders appear deeply entrenched within a corrupt system they themselves have helped mould. It’s a system that they have weaponized, meticulously crafting a method whereby their own children or spouses conveniently become lawyers and then leverage their influence within the judicial system to secure judgeships in any available vacancy.
The consequence of this manipulation is borne by the common citizens, who are subjected to a cruel and oppressive system, akin to modern-day slavery. The people are coerced into revering these politicians as demi-gods, while they continue to perpetuate their self-serving agendas.
The verdict delivered yesterday serves as a stark reminder that in a system corrupted to its core, you cannot expect justice to prevail. Both parties involved in this legal battle, Atiku and Peter Obi, are themselves part of the very establishment that has hindered the country’s development.
They have collectively stifled progress, inflicting hardship, division, and hatred upon the populace, all in their pursuit of self-interest.
The expectation of a miraculous turnaround at the tribunal was perhaps an exercise in futility, given the systematic manipulation of the very power structures they helped create. In hindsight, it almost seems as if they should have sought blessings from a pastor or imam before bringing their evidence to court. They may find favour in a legal system that has, in the past, delivered judgments in their favour.
Nonetheless, their journey now takes them to the Supreme Court, where the same ethical questions loom. Will the same judges who handed down the controversial judgment favouring Hope Uzodinma, a ruling widely criticized for its apparent lack of merit, be expected to provide impartial justice?
Nigeria’s leadership appears indifferent to the plight of its people and supporters. Their ambitions consistently take precedence over the well-being of the nation. They excel at sowing discord among the populace to further their personal objectives.
In a country where many struggle to afford three square meals a day, politicians continue to spend exorbitant sums on legal battles, all while their followers plead for help and sustenance on social media.
It is evident that Nigeria is at a breaking point, ripe for a revolution. The time has come for Nigerians to rouse from their slumber and unite.
True freedom and liberty cannot be won solely through social media campaigns; they must be actively pursued and defended. It is time for the people to rise up en masse and demand the change they so desperately need and deserve.