A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Robert Clark, has lambasted Nigerians challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election over his alleged non-qualification to contest for the election.
Clark, while featuring on Arise News programme on the occasion of the country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary on October 1, said in the buildup to the 2023 general elections, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Catholics and Pentecostal Christians from every part of Nigeria tried to deceive the citizens into voting for a particular candidate.
According to the Senior Advocate, what happened in Nigeria during and after the 2023 general elections was a repeat of what former President Donald Trump and American Christians did in the US in 2020.
Clark said American Christians made Trump believe that God had ordained him to win the election and when things went wrong, he caused confusion in the country.
He said that whether Tinubu is qualified to be the president or not is not Nigeria’s problem.
Clark said, “Trump in 2020 was repeating himself in Nigeria in 2023. All the Pentecostal Christians, both blacks and whites predicted that Trump was going to win the election. He too got it into his mind that God had ordained him to win an election.
“When he discovered that things were going wrong or not according to what God had spoken to some people, he started confusion, nearly breaking down the citadel of American democracy but he is suffering from it today.
“The same thing happened in Nigeria this year, and I am not ashamed to see it.
“The consortium of CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) in the North, the consortium of Catholics, the consortium of a particular people from a particular area, ganged together and brought a candidate on us, as Wole Soyinka was speaking in South Africa last week, they “gbajue” (deceived Nigerians).
“They came to us and gbajue us. Nigerian Pentecostals started like American Pentecostals – God said this and that. God said Tinubu would die, and nothing to stop them.
“Till this morning (Sunday morning), they still carry on. I opened Channels TV this morning and the first thing I saw was one of the images I have seen for 20 years, Tinubu is not qualified.
“How long do we…, is that our problem? This morning we are saying Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day, the first thing on the news is that the Vice President can now challenge…, no.
“We should move forward. Let us look at the positive side. Election is our problem