*Urges ex-VP to start preparations for 2027
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Former Deputy National Publicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yekeni Nabena, has said Nigerians have moved on with the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, hence former Vice President Atiku Abubakar cannot take the nation back to desert.
Nabena said all the noise about Chicago State University certificate is a pre-election matter that has been forgotten.
Atiku Abubakar of the PDP had accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of forgery at a press conference on Thursday, October 5.
But in a statement signed on Friday in Abuja, Nabena asked Atiku Abubakar “to rather start preparations for another contest in 2027 as usual rather than dragging the Nation backward.”
Nabena said contrary to media propaganda by Atiku and opposition parties; “The registrar of Chicago State University (CSU) Caleb Westberb never said President Tinubu forged the certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria.”
He urged the public to be careful of manipulative reports churning out by the opposition parties to cause confusion and seek public sympathy.
According to the APC chieftain, Nigeria is a sovereign state and until the highest court of the land says otherwise, President Bola Tinubu is still legitimately elected and will continue to pilot affairs of the country.
The Bayelsa born APC chieftain called on party members, supporters of the President and all Nigerians to disregard all attempts by the opposition parties to create unneccessary tension and make the country ungovernable.
Nabena also called attention of Nigerian Justices and Supreme Court to the contempt of court by Ahaji Atiku Abubakar against the matter already in court of law.
He said: “Let me use this medium to tell the former Vice President to start preparing for another election in 2027 as usual. Heating up the polity over pre-election matters will not make him President of Nigeria.
“Atiku Abubakar should know by now that Nigerians have moved on. The country is now enjoying good governance because this administration is responsive and responsible. See what is happening across Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Nigerians will no longer wait for months to get their international passport when they apply, over 204,000 backlog has been cleared within three weeks, think about the welfare packages for the elderly by the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, the bold step to remove the fuel subsidy that has held the country hostage for a long time, government intervention in all sectors like Aviation, Health, Transport, Economy, Agriculture and security among others. This Renewed Hope Agenda is already working and Nigerians won’t allow anyone, including Atiku or Peter Obi to drag the Nation back to desert,” Nabena said.