Nigeria’s Political Drama Unfolds: Chaos or Constitutional Concerns

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🗞️Nigerians urged to exercise caution amid concerns of potential instability

Nigerians are being urged to exercise caution amid concerns of potential unrest that could push Nigeria into a state of war. While there are fears of escalating tensions, it is important to note that recent events may not necessarily lead to such a scenario. However, there is a growing belief that the country is teetering on the edge, with concerns about external forces waiting for an opportunity to exploit the situation.

In the midst of these concerns, President Bola Tinubu has submitted his final written address to the Presidential Election Petition Court (PREPEC). Tinubu’s counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), emphasized the significance of considering the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as Nigeria’s 37th state. Olanipekun argued that Tinubu secured 25% of the lawful votes cast in the FCT, highlighting that any alternative interpretation of this requirement could potentially result in chaos and anarchy.

Following the submission, there was a social media buzz surrounding a misinterpretation of Tinubu’s statement, with headlines suggesting a “presidential threat” of chaos and anarchy. but, it is essential to note that the statement does not indicate Tinubu’s intention to incite such unrest. Rather, his counsel aimed to underscore the importance of adhering to constitutional provisions and avoiding any misinterpretations that could destabilize the country.

The critical situation in Nigeria has raised concerns about the possibility of external forces lobbying to exploit the country’s instability, reminiscent of events in 1993. Vigilance and the avoidance of actions that may contribute to further instability are vital at this time.

Tinubu’s address primarily highlights flaws within the constitution, rather than issuing direct threats. The inconsistencies between different sections of the constitution have been brought to attention, emphasizing the need for clarity and consistency.

While some individuals have reacted strongly to Tinubu’s address, expressing concerns of impending anarchy, it is crucial to differentiate between misinterpretations and factual information. Social media posts suggesting threats or predicting chaos should be critically evaluated to prevent the spread of misinformation.

The ongoing case at PREPEC involves petitions filed by Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, challenging Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election. The petitions question the compliance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with electoral guidelines and raise concerns about Tinubu’s qualification and alleged double nomination. The court will carefully consider the arguments presented by all parties involved before reaching a decision.

As events continue to unfold, it is important for Nigerians to stay informed, maintain unity, and work towards a peaceful resolution. The stability of Nigeria has far-reaching implications beyond its borders, necessitating a collective effort to prioritize the nation’s well-being and the welfare of its people

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