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    2023 Presidency: Atiku, Tinubu Not Fit To Lead Nigeria – Adegboruwa

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    Jul 19, 2022

    Nigerian lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) has said that none of the two major presidential candidates is the right person to lead the country.

    In an opinion piece on Tuesday, Adegboruwa said Nigerians will suffer if Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerges as the next  President.

    The senior lawyer stated that Tinubu had been embroiled in controversies ranging from his origin, educational qualifications, health and wealth.

    He said: “Tinubu has always had baggage, even from his stint as the governor of Lagos State, concerning his true age, his origin, his educational qualifications, his health and even his wealth.

    “The expectation was that a man in such troubled waters would walk circumspectly in order not to step upon the landmines of Nigerian politics.”

    Adegboruwa also slammed Tinubu for choosing the former Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, who is a Muslim, as his running mate.

    He said: “How can a candidate aspiring to be the President of Nigeria is not mindful of the sensitive nature of religion and its role in our national life?

    “Tinubu’s choice in 2015 has driven Nigeria to the very brink not ever thought possible. Buhari has divided us more than ever before and he has also pauperized our people beyond tolerance. He is the perfect example of how not to raise a leader.

    “Without apologizing for misleading the people, Tinubu himself has now joined the race to succeed his candidate.

    “The impression that the APC has given to Nigerians is that the party can win the presidential election without the people. Perhaps that is the reason for the Osun State shocker. No one should be allowed to assert with such unbridled arrogance that there is a hold on power unless there is a hidden agenda to win elections through other means beyond the open ballot.”

    Speaking on Atiku’s candidature, Adegboruwa said the former Vice President is worse than Tinubu, adding that his candidature is a big slap upon the plurality and unity of Nigeria.

    He said: “In Atiku, we are likely to have another government of vengeance. Atiku has been vying for president for a very long time, just like Buhari. Atiku must and will hold some people or institutions responsible for his defeats in the past,” he said.

    “Furthermore, Atiku’s candidature is a big slap upon the plurality and unity of Nigeria. An Atiku presidency will translate to sixteen years of the unbroken presidency of the North, which will lead to more agitations and may snowball into disintegration.

    “An Atiku presidency will translate to sixteen years of Muslim-Muslim presidency, in a nation where there are two dominant religions.”

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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