By Ndayagi Sulaiman
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed a former Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, for criticising the move to swear in President-elect, Bola Tinubu as President come May 29.
Cardinal Onaiyekan who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday had said that Nigeria was currently in a quagmire with regards to the 2023 general election and the fate of its next president.
The cleric had said winners of elections that were being contested in court should not be sworn in until the conclusion of the matter.
“The election is not yet over. There are cases in court that have not been disposed of. That is why we are in an anomalous situation; we have a declared President-elect whose result is being challenged, and the court is handling it,” he had said.
Reacting in a series of tweets, Fani-Kayode insisted that Tinubu would be sworn in on May 29.
He added that those against the President-elect’s inauguration would perish like Pharaoh.
He further described Cardinal Onaiyekan’s opinion as deep state conspiracy.
“To Cardinal John Onaiyekan and those that share his views that the swearing in of our President-elect should be postponed until after the Election Tribunal has delivered its judgement I say the following,” he said.
“The Nigerian people have spoken and the Deep State conspiracy to stop Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from becoming President failed long ago. We are well past that stage and you cannot stop a moving train.
“Those that have hardened their hearts and that have refused to accept God’s will and admonition to let Asiwaju and the Nigerian people go shall, like Pharaoh, perish before our very eyes.
“Those that are filled with bitterness, hate, envy, fury and rage and that seek to pursue us into the Red Sea as we make our way to the Promise Land shall be drowned by it.
“Whether they like it or not, God-willing, the President-elect SHALL be sworn in on May 29th and those that want him dead or wish him ill shall see the grave long before he does. This is the doing of the Lord and it is marvellous in our sight.”