Datti Demands Buhari and CJN to Boycott Tinubu’s Swearing-in Ceremony

The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, slated for May 29, 2023.

He made the call in a recent interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today programme.

Baba-Ahmed insisted that swearing in a ticket that has not yet met constitutional requirements is tantamount to ending democracy.

The LP VP candidate said the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu was reckless to have issued a certificate of return to Tinubu and “He’s putting all our lives in danger.”

He described the process that produced Tinubu as president-elect as “unconstitutional.”

I’m repeating, swearing in anybody who does not meet the constitutional requirements of our country, you are engaging in an unconstitutional act. Mr. President, do not hold that inauguration. CJN, your lordship, do not partake in unconstitutionality.”

He insisted that the APC didn’t meet the constitutional requirement of scoring 25% In the FCT and as such, shouldn’t be sworn in.



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