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I warned you all but you would not listen, dictatorships always rig elections – Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu wades into the Presidential Tribunal Verdict against the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recalled his past prediction ahead of the 2019 general elections.
In a post on his Twitter handle, Kanu said that foresaw the ends of the 2019 general elections particularly, the presidential race which triggered a call for an election boycott but many doubted him.
He noted that the sack of Justice Walter Onneghen by President Mohammadu Buhari to had vetoed the Electoral Bill indicated what the tribunal would judge adding that it was only sensible people knew it was game over.
Kanu had ordered members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Nigerians in general on January 29, 2019, in one of his tweets to boycott the immediate past general elections.
His post read: “An election boycott is the smartest way to cripple evil dictators and their sham elections. Ask Ian Smith of Zimbabwe, De Klerk of South Africa and now Maduro of Venezuela.
“When you participate In sham elections, you bestow legitimacy on such election. You become complicit.”
Responding to the ruling of the five-man presidential panel headed by Justice Mohammed Garba on Tuesday on his Twitter handle (@mazinnamdikanu), Kanu said: “I warned you all but you would not listen. When they vetoed the Electoral Bill & proceeded to illegally sack Onnoghen, sensible people knew it was game over.
“I ordered a boycott because I knew dictatorships always rig elections. My Jan 29, 2019 tweet below is a polite reminder.”