Baba-Ahmed Asks Buhari, CJN Not to swear-in Tinubu


The vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Datti Baba-Ahmed, has called into question the constitutionality of swearing in the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on May 29.

Tinubu, the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the winner of the presidential election on March 1 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Speaking in a televised interview on Wednesday, Baba-Ahmed, argued that the APC failed to satisfy the requirements of Section 134 (2)(a) and (b) of the constitution for election to the office of the President.

Addressing Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Baba-Ahmed said: “Mr President, do not hold that inauguration. CJN, Your Lordship, do not partake in unconstitutionality.

“You cannot swear [in] people who haven’t met the constitutional requirements; you can’t do that.

“If you do it, you have done something unlawful, something unconstitutional.”

According to him, swearing in a ticket that has not met the requirements of the constitution is ending democracy.

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