The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CSJET) has warned those it described as desperate politicians in Kogi state to resolve their internal issues and desist from dragging the name of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari into the state’s politics.
The warning by CSJET follows a syndicated publication across several online media 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, Yahaya Bello.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Executive Secretary of the Center, Comrade Ikpa Isaac said it was obvious that the accusation was an attempt by corrupt individuals to get at President Muhammadu Buhari through his spouse, adding that it marks a new low in the depth to which the 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.
“We therefore want to warn the persons behind this abominable campaign that Kogi is just one of Nigeria’s 36 states.
“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.” He said
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 before 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.