Activist and supporter of the Obidient movement, Aisha Yesufu has said anyone calling for Nigerians to accept the 2023 election as the will of God should be ready to take the disrespect as also the will of God.
Yesufu was posting on her Twitter handle on the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the controversial call of some religious leaders including Pastor Enoch Adeboye for the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to fulfill Nigerians dream of a brand-new nation which they would be proud of.
That call by Pastor Adeboye, who is the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) had attracted criticisms and anger by Nigerians who believe the elections were stolen and characterized by violence, ethnic targeting and outright fraud.
Despite all the evidence, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had gone ahead to declare Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election.
That declaration has not gone down well with the opposition parties and members of the “Obidient” group who are strong supporters of the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Peter Obi had tried to wade in and alleged that the attacks, mostly on social media on the religious leaders were carried out by supporters of the APC who were masquerading as “Obidients”.
Now, Aisha Yesufu, who is a prominent supporter of Peter Obi, has justified the attacks on the religious leaders, who she believes are trying to entrench the declaration by INEC, of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election.
Controversial Election Results
There is palpable anger in Nigeria over the election results, especially among the youths who are the majority segment in the country with a population of 230 million.
The youths were incentivized to troop out in their numbers to vote by the positive campaign of Peter Obi, who had pledged to break the stranglehold of the majority parties on the country, tackle corruption and stop the downward slide of the economy. The disenchantment of the youths had seen a massive migration of skilled youths and professionals out of the country in a phenomenon known as “japa”.
On the other hand, Bola Tinubu is seen as a continuation of the old order of corruption and inefficiency in the economy. In particular, he has been tainted and linked to narcotics case in the United States with several unanswered questions about his true identity, citizenship and source of wealth.
Recently, Bloomberg posted an article directly linking his son, Seyi Tinubu, 37, to a corruption linked property which he allegedly bought for $11millon in the United Kingdom, despite having no real track record of business or enterprise.