Following Bola Tinubu’s election as the next president, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, a former deputy governor of Lagos State, declared on Monday that she was in the process of renunciation her Nigerian citizenship.
It would be finished before May 29, according to Ojikutu, who announced this while speaking to the media at her Lagos home.
She claimed, “I came out to say that if Bola Tinubu won the election, I would renounce my citizenship in Nigeria, and I have my reasons. This was before the results of the presidential elections were announced.
“People called me after he won and assured me that he would not do anything awful. But the current circumstance puts me in danger. Because of his lack of respect, I have been shunned and degraded in places where I ought to be honored.
“With Bola Tinubu as President, I shall not hold a Nigerian passport.” I’m asking God to provide me with a country to which I can travel. I’m not going to the United States or the United Kingdom. I’m looking for a modest location to reside and live for the rest of my life.
“I’m not sure where I’m going, but I’ve already given it to the attorneys to see where I can gain citizenship.” I’m working hard to finish it by May 29.”
Ojikutu stated that she has made every effort to address her concerns with Tinubu since becoming a Commissioner representing Lagos State at the Federal Character Commission.
When lamenting the situation of the country, she stated that she was no longer proud to be a former public official.
“The National Assembly system is too expensive for Nigeria,” she stated. If this country’s natural resources are adequately managed, there will be plenty for everyone. I’m embarrassed to call myself a public servant because I can’t see all of my sacrifices. And some will brag about their political position as excellency. Excellency over such a country?
“Those who have faithfully served this country are dissatisfied with the outcome of events.” There are so many hungry people on the streets, and nothing that was supposed to be put in place has been put in place.”
Anyone who were dissatisfied with the results of the elections, she said, have every right to challenge the process in court.
She also expressed concern about the situation in which those opposing the electioneering process were being threatened with treason, saying that it would exacerbate the issue.
Ojikutu, who expressed faith in the judiciary, urged for transparency in the handling of election tribunal matters.