Kola Ologbondiyan, the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), strongly criticized President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s involvement in the Rivers State crisis, labeling his statements as unconstitutional.

Expressing his dissent on social media, Ologbondiyan condemned Tinubu’s interventions and directives regarding the ongoing issue. He emphasized the importance of addressing such matters within the confines of Nigeria’s constitution, pointing out perceived breaches in Tinubu’s recent declarations.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Ologbondiyan highlighted how Tinubu’s directives contradicted the tenets of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria, particularly regarding the role of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in conducting elections to fill vacancies in the Rivers House of Assembly.

He cautioned against influential figures like Tinubu undermining the country’s democratic principles, warning of the potential erosion of constitutional norms. Ologbondiyan stressed that the law mandates INEC to conduct elections for vacant seats in the Rivers House of Assembly as per constitutional provisions, urging adherence to these principles.

He expressed concern that allowing President Tinubu’s actions could jeopardize Nigeria’s democratic integrity, asserting, “The Asiwaju Declarations on Rivers State are unconstitutional and a complete violation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). President Tinubu, as a significant beneficiary of our constitutional democracy, must not be permitted to transform our nation into a lawless state where arbitrary actions prevail.”

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