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Tinubu: Call To Stop May 29 Swearing-In Unconstitutional, Says Agbakoba

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 16th May, 2023 - tori.ng

Requests to stop the swearing-in of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, became rife after he emerged as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

 Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, has talked about calls to delay the presidential inauguration.

He said there is no constitutional process to delay the presidential inauguration on May 29.

Requests to stop the swearing-in of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, became rife after he emerged as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

This is as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, had approached the court to challenge the outcome of the election.

Agbakoba however stated that the swearing-in of Tinubu as president was bound to hold.

He said, “It is important to state that the inauguration of Mr. Bola Tinubu on 29 May 2023 is bound to happen under our constitutional process,” he said.

“While the election tribunal deals with the petitions there is no constitutional process to delay the inauguration on 29 May.

“We need to obey the rule of constitutionalism.”



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