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I must see new Nigeria before I die, 2023 polls rigged – Cardinal Onaiyekan

Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan on Thursday expressed hope that he would see the anticipated new Nigeria before he dies.

Speaking on Channels Television’s programme on Thursday, Onaiyekan, who was reacting to the 2023 presidential poll, said the election was rigged, stressing that those involved in manipulating the outcome of the elections know themselves.

The 80-year-old clergy who expressed sadness over the inability of the election tribunal to decide on the petitions filed by opposition parties before the May 29 handover, said God knows those that rigged the election.

"I am 80, so I am not going anywhere," he declared. I still hope to see a better Nigeria before entering paradise, and I think it is achievable.

"The election's riggers are aware of their actions. They are aware of those who obstructed the people's will. The amazing thing is that God is aware of them.

Even the court might not be aware of them, but God is. They are aware of themselves.

The more often we mention God, the more careful we should be not to misuse his name.

There are nations that are successfully managing their affairs despite not wanting to mention God.

However, if we choose to continue mentioning God, we must conduct our affairs in accordance with His will.

The court set May 8 for the hearing of the petitions contesting Bola Tinubu's election as president-elect.

Atiku Abubakar, the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, and Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party, had petitioned the tribunal to overturn Tinubu's victory, claiming that the All Progressives Congress, or APC, had stolen their mandates.

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