A group operating under the banner Free Nigerian Movement, has said Nigeria currently resides in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of politics, ideology, infrastructure, national cohesion, insecurity and public welfare.
At a press briefing Sunday in Abuja, Moses Paul, the group’s convener, who spoke on their behalf expressed disappointment with how the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the 2023 elections.
Paul said: “Nigeria currently resides in the Intensive Care Unit of politics, ideology, infrastructure, national cohesion, insecurity and public welfare. Fixing it requires special hands. This must begin with the five judges of the Presidential Election Petition Court.
“They must by the processes of litigation demonstrate to Nigerians that their voice is in courtrooms and not only on the street. As a group, we will continue to demand for the right thing to be done to save our democracy and nation from collapse. The walls of tolerance, cohesion and inclusion turn during the 2023 general elections must be rebuilt. One way to begin is through justice.
“The case of double nomination of Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Shettima presently at the Supreme Court must be heard for all its merits in the law. And if found culpable, should face the full wrath of the law. Also, attempts to deny the APC access to electoral materials in Delta State, is most disgraceful and unfortunate.
“We are a country of laws and must remain within the law in all our dealings. People must never be gagged from pursuing legitimate causes to prove their case. We call for the immediate release of all electoral materials to the APC in Delta State. The courts must never be used as an instrument to fuel the desperation of politicians and their surrogates
“We await the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court, we call on Nigerians to stand up and demand for justice. We maintain our call for the sack, arrest and prosecution of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, cancellation of the presidential election; establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Committee for national healing, and compensation of all Nigerians affected by electoral violence.
“We are as strong as our laws and as high as our institutions. We must insist on truth and justice for that is how to save any society from collapse. We call on the judges to let Nigeria win.”