Says his declaration as winner is product of a poisonous tree


The National Democratic Coalition, United States Chapter (NADECO USA) has announced the expulsion of Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for allegedly emerging through what they described as “a fraudulent electoral process”.


NADECO USA gave the indication in a statement over the weekend and signed by the Executive-Director, Lloyd Ukwu, Esq, disclosing that the expulsion would be formalised at an international press conference scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.


It said it “would not tolerate electoral fraud just because Tinubu, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was a founding member of NADECO and a stalwart of NADECO USA”.


The group further disclosed that it has initiated moves to interrogate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server and Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used for the February 25, 2023 presidential election in Nigeria with a view to extracting the original votes cast.


It also disclosed that it will approach the United States Congress “to commence the introduction of a non-binding Resolution calling on the US administration not to recognize the product of the election,” stressing that, “it is the product of a poisonous tree.”


The statement reads in part: “We intend to hand out press kits containing among other things a synoptic 10-minute video highlighting the major flaws in the process just concluded.


“NADECO will at the conference formally sever its relationship with Tinubu as a former founding member of both NADECO (Nigeria) and NADECO (USA) for his participation in the worst electoral fraud in Nigerian recent history.


“Remember NADECO fought Abacha as the military dictator who scuttled the will of the Nigerian people in 1993. Exactly 30 years later, in 2023, NADECO is fighting the same dictatorship but only this time a much more dangerous civilian dictatorship. And mostly perpetuated by one of those who were in the trenches to fight Abacha.


“NADECO will not look the other way simply because the fraud was perpetrated by one of its founding members.


“After the conference, we intend to approach the US Congress to commence the introduction of a non-binding Resolution calling on the US administration not to recognize the product of the election. It is the product of a poisonous tree.


“This same type of resolution was introduced by former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin during the Yaradua election. Yaradua agreed, as a compromise in order to withdraw the resolution, to openly admit that the election that brought him was flawed. You will recall that he did say so in his national broadcast to Nigerians.


“NADECO shall further call on the international community to support the empaneling of a team of internationally acclaimed technical experts to interrogate the INEC serves, and BVAS, etc to extract the original votes.”



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