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Stop Dancing ‘Skelewu’ On Abuja Streets, Tinubu Warns Atiku



President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to respect his grand old age and stop following court jesters like Dino Melaye to dance ‘skelewu’ and causing traffic snarls within the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Tinubu was reacting to Monday’s protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by Atiku and some leaders of the PDP.


‘Skelewu’ is a dance form established by the musician, David Adeleke (Davido) in his song of the same title.

Describing the action as a new low and a theatre of the absurd, Tinubu said it was strange that a former vice president of the country could be so idle as to disturb the public peace.


Director, Media and Publicity, at the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Council PCC, Mr Bayo Onanuga in a statement said when Atiku told the world last week that he would seek redress in court over the outcome of the 25 February Presidential election, little did the PCC 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.


“What was on display today by Alhaji Atiku and his motley crowd was a new low from the perennial election loser.

“With Atiku staging a theatre of the absurd, we fail to see how a march to INEC by a scanty crowd will provide any victory window for him and his fragmented PDP. The only recourse open to Atiku after the electoral umpire declared Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, is the Election Petition Tribunal.


“Instead of Atiku and his party to wisely spend their time to gather the so-called evidence they hope to present before the courts, they are busy dancing ‘skelewu’ on the streets and causing traffic nuisance to residents of the Federal Capital Territory who were going to work on a Monday morning.

“We don’t expect a former Vice President of Nigeria, a statesman and a Presidential candidate to be so jobless as to have time to disturb public peace over an electoral outcome he had already said he would challenge in court”, the APC PCC stated.


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