The social media have been sizzling lately because of a leaked video where the ruling APC leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu is heard promising to pay those who vote for the incumbent president Mohammadu Buhari, the source of the video remains a mystery but in the video, he can be heard saying that he would have paid those who would have voted for Buhari, the question now is that is Tinubu still game on his intention?
In a reaction to the said leaked video, a prominent Non-Governmental Organisation, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, took on Tinubu, demanding that he explains to the law enforcement agency why he wants to rubbish the electoral process by his intended monetary offers, the body therefore charged the security agencies to arrest the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu immediately.
The national coordinator of HURIWA, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement urged Nigerians to cast their votes remembering that Nigeria has become the world’s capital of poverty and a place where safety can not be guaranteed, he further enjoined Nigerians to vote with a clear conscience, he also accused security agencies of playing double standard and behaving like APC slaves by not inviting the party chieftain for questioning over the leaked video.
The group said that it was a regrettable thing that Nigeria which has some of the most religious people is deeply entrenched in the criminal and the morally reprehensible acts, where individuals mortgage their conscience by accepting bribes from thieving politicians who have plundered the common wealth of the country and brought the country to her knees.
A part of the statement reads,
“It is sad that the institution of the law enforcement have become like armed guards of the party that produced the incumbent president by either chasing after leading political opponents of president Buhari or engaging in the illegal profiling of Igbo speaking officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) since after the botched February 16th election even when the Niece of president Buhari in INEC Mrs. Amina Zakari reportedly heads the logistics and operations committee in the electoral commission blamed for the surreptitious eleventh hour’s postponement of the long scheduled February 16th 2019 presidential and National Assembly Polls.”
The group, however, suggested to the electorates that, while casting their votes, they should have as factors guiding them, the issues of ballooning poverty; high youth unemployment and widespread insecurity including unrelenting terrorists attacks and armed Fulani killings in the last three years, it is only when these factors that directly affects them; the electorates; are used as yardstick to govern their choices, it is only when they are brought to the fore of their minds while they cast their votes, that the future of Nigeria will be guaranteed for Nigerians now and yet unborn.