Stop Disturbing Abuja Residents With ‘Skelewu Dance’, Tinubu Tells Atiku
But in a swift reaction, president-elect, Bola Tinubu, described the PDP’s black uniform protest in Abuja on Monday as theater of the absurd.
According to him, instead of gathering evidence to present before the Election Tribunal, Atiku and the PDP have resorted to dancing ‘skelewu’, constituting traffic nuisance to residents of Abuja on their way to work.
‘Skelewu’ is a title of song and dance by Nigerian music act, Davido.
In a statement by director, Media and Publicity, of the APC presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, the president-elect wondered why a former vice president of Nigeria, a statesman and a presidential candidate would be be so jobless to the extent of having time to disturb public peace over an electoral outcome he had already gone to court to challenge.
Onanuga stated: “When the defeated Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar told the whole world last week that he would seek redress in court over the outcome of the 25 February Presidential election, little did we know that he did not plan to be guided by his own promise.
“Going by his political antecedents, it was rather not surprising that Atiku, days later, led a band of protesters, nay jesters in Abuja, to the Headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).