A former deputy governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu vows to denounce her Nigerian citizenship if the ‘President-elect’, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is sworn in on May 29th.
Ojikutu said this while addressing the press at her Ikoyi-Lagos residence on Wednesday, disclosing that the process of renouncing her Nigerian citizenship is ongoing and would be completed before May 29.
She said, “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.”
Ojikutu added, “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.”
The former Lagos State deputy governor said all 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 also bemoaned the state of the nation, noting that she is no longer proud to be a former public office holder.
“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?
“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.”
According to her, those dissatisfied with the outcome of the elections have every right to challenge it legally.
She therefore condemned the situation whereby those challenging the electioneering process are being threatened with treason, saying it would make the situation messier.
Ojikutu, who expressed confidence in the judiciary, called for transparency in handling the cases at the election tribunal.