I'll Renounce My Citizenship Before Tinubu's Inauguration

I’ll Renounce My Citizenship Before Tinubu’s Inauguration – Ojikutu

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A former deputy governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, says she has initiated moves with her lawyers on where she can be given citizenship before the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, scheduled for 29th May 2023.

Ojikutu, disclosed this in her Lagos residence while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday.

She added that the process of renouncing her Nigerian citizenship is ongoing and will be completed before May 29 slated for the inauguration.

“I will not hold a Nigerian passport with Bola Tinubu as President. I am praying to God to give me the nation I can go to. I am not going to America or the United Kingdom. I want a simple place where I (can) stay and live for the rest of my life.

“I don’t know where I am going but I have already given it to the lawyers to please see where I can get the citizenship. I am working on it seriously before May 29,” she said.

Ojikutu also stated that she has a reason for her decision to renounce her Nigerian citizenship on the day of the inauguration.

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“Before the results of the presidential elections were declared, I came out to say that if Bola Tinubu won the election, I would renounce my citizenship in Nigeria and I have my reasons.

“When he won, people called me and said he would not do anything bad. But I am endangered by the current situation. I have been ostracised and humiliated in places where I should be honoured because of his not being at peace with me.”

She added that all her efforts to resolve the differences she had with Tinubu since she was made a Commissioner representing Lagos State at the Federal Character Commission had been unsuccessful.

She further expressed her dissatisfaction over the state of the nation, which according to her, is in a sorry state.

“The National Assembly system is too expensive for Nigeria. The natural resources of this nation are enough for every man if it is well managed. I am ashamed to call myself a public officer because I cannot see all my sacrifices. And some people will boast of their political status as excellency. Excellency over a nation like this?” She queried.

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“People who have served this nation faithfully are unhappy at the turn up of events. There are so many people on the streets who are hungry and everything that was supposed to be put in place has not been put in place,” she added.

The former deputy governor said those who were not happy with the outcome of the elections had every right to challenge the process in court.

She frowned at the situation where those challenging the process of the election are being threatened with treason, adding that it would make the problem worse.

The former deputy governor, however, expressed confidence in the judiciary and urge them to be transparent in handling the cases at the election tribunal.

Peter Okoye, PBA Journalism Mentee
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