A non-government organisation, the Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ), asked the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to call social activist Aisha Yesufu to order, saying she must not hide under the freedom of speech to denigrate the office of the President and mislead innocent youths to protest against constituted authority.
The DOJ National Coordinator, Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke Alawuje, made the call in reaction to a recent video in which Aisha claimed Nigeria does not have a President.
However, Alawuje in a statement warned that such “uncultured” individual should not be allowed to either cause crisis in the land or corrupt the innocent youths who may erroneously take her as a mentor.
“This is indeed a misinterpretation of what we call fundamental human rights. Aisha Yesufu can as well insult anyone, but she must realise that President Tinubu is not just a personality; he is occupying the exalted office of the presidency to represent all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnicity, religions and political affiliations.
“Insulting the Nigerian President in such mannerless way is not only despicable, it’s unAfrican and antithetical to all forms of domestic training and morality.
“Her vituperation is an insult to the Number One man in the Federal Republic of Nigeria; it is an insult to the entire nation. The President of the giant of Africa should never be allowed to be insulted by a woman like Aisha.
“Aisha needs to realise that the election is gone, the campaign is over and activism is not barbarianism. She needs to learn to know the difference between ruggedness and foolishness.
“There is a time for students’ unionism and there is a time for mature politics. She must wise up. She should have come of age.
“Mrs Yesufu should not be fooled by her #NoGreeForAnybody generation or Obidient supporters who will only push and cheer her into the dungeon of regrets.
“Indeed what she did in that video is pure foolishness rather than the ruggedness she tried to proof.
“No sensible African and no sane Nigerian will applaud the insanity and inanity she displayed in the unfortunate video.
“Constructive criticism is welcome, but insulting the personality of the President can only be counterproductive.
“What exactly will she gain from such incivility? Nothing, of course.
“From time immemorial, political parties have contested elections after which winners and losers will emerge.
“Labour Party is not the first political party to lose elections in Nigeria, and neither will it be the last. So, why going overboard?
“Is this part of what they called fundamental human rights? Aisha Yusufu is surely no longer a human rights fighter; she is a confirmed Labour Party member. And even as a politician, she has gone beyond partisan politics.
“The lady has gone beyond all constitutional boundaries. Her right to complain as a citizen has been overstretched and abused. She has collectively insulted the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”