Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari

The reaction of the group is coming after a syndicated publication across several online media to the effect that the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari brokered a deal to buy the Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal judgement for the Governor of Kogi State, Mr Yahaya Bello.

Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari

Addressing journalists in Abuja, Executive secretary of CSJET, Comrade Ikpa Isaac said it is obvious that the accusation is an attempt by corrupt individuals to get at President Buhari through his spouse, adding that it marks a new low in the depth to which these corrupt people have sunken.

According to him, Mrs Aisha Buhari is not from Kogi State and therefore has no cause to want to influence the outcome of the Election Petition Tribunal, stressing that if she did not climb the campaign podium at the heat of elections why would she now breach protocols to interfere with the judiciary.

He said, “We therefore want to warn the persons behind this abominable campaign that Kogi is just one of Nigeria’s 36 states. The politicians in that state must therefore learn to treat their internal state issues as what they are. Local. Internal. They should not attempt to nationalise their internal state politics simply to curry attention.

“In case they are ignorant of the implication of their actions, we have as Nigerians sacrificed a lot to get the anti-corruption fight to the stage where it is presently and we will not take kindly to anyone attempting to undermine its credibility by trying to knowingly or unknowingly rope the wife of the President into the politics of a state she does not even hail from.”

Isaac said the judiciary is pivotal to the anti-corruption fight of the current administration, so attempting to rubbish the honourable justices is a disservice to the great men working to midwife a reborn Nigeria.

He said had this people crying wolf have any genuine evidence, they should have approached the anti-graft agencies and table their facts for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any other agency to act.

“Instead, despite the compelling evidence they claim to have, the groups fronting for whoever is behind this latest attempt at frustrating the anti-graft crusade is still at the stage of threatening to report to the National Judicial Council (NJC). People with facts do not threaten. They take action,” he said.

By Jerry Emmanson

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