The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has accused Labour Party followers of pressuring judges to annul Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election at the February 25 poll.
Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, respectively presidential candidates of the Labour Party, LP, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are in court to challenge the victory.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Keyamo said a cross-section of youths have been issuing threats since the comments by Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
The vice presidential candidate of the LP recently stated that the inauguration of the former Lagos governor would be against the Constitution.
“We cannot have a President-elect when there has been a constitutional breach; swearing in Tinubu is as good as swearing in a military regime,” Datti Baba-Ahmed said.
But Keyamo has warned “young and inexperienced ‘revolutionary’ wannabes who think they can intimidate our judiciary, goaded on by the now infamous interview of Baba Datti Ahmed.”
According to him: “They should simply check the history of all dictators, both military and civilian, who tried to mess with our judiciary and how they ended up.”
The APC chieftain further noted that he sees different posts where characters are “virtually ‘warning’ the judiciary.”
Keyamo said the judiciary is one of the best in Africa and will not be “intimidated by any ‘fascist’ movement of nattering nitwits.”
“If they think they’re doing their candidate any favour, then they should keep the threats and ridicule of the judiciary coming. They will learn their lessons in a very hard way,” he added.