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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Doesn’t Deserve To Be Sworn In As Nigeria’s President – Datti

Datti Baba-Ahmed, has insisted that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu doesn't deserve to be sworn in as Nigeria's president because he wasn't duly elected.

Datti called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of the Federation not to swear in Bola Tinubu  as the President of the federal republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2023. He termed it as an unconstitutional act. He said this during his appearance on the Channels Television Programme, ‘Politics Today,’ on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

This statement was made after the INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood declared Bola Tinubu  of All Progressive Party (APC) as the winner of the just concluded election on February 25, 2023 election.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu doesn’t deserve to be sworn in as Nigeria’s president because he wasn’t duly elected.

Datti, whose party has submitted a petition to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to challenge Tinubu’s victory, warned that democracy will end on May 29, 2023, if Tinubu is sworn in as the president.

In his words; 

“There is no president-elect in Nigeria because the declared one violates the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I know what I’m saying. The constitution is there, everybody is reading it as I speak. I am not therefore behaving illegally or unconstitutionally. To the contrary, I’m supporting constitutionality. It’s in fact better for the powers that be to go and create additional 6% out of thin air and rig it back to Tinubu and therefore swear him in on 25% than to take risk of swearing in a so-called President-elect that has not met the constitutional requirement.”

He continued; 

“Swearing in Tinubu and Shettima is as good as swearing in the Nigerian Army on the 29th of May. If you swear in people that have not satisfied the constitutional requirements, you have by so doing ended democracy. The crisis I’m telling you now is that this our democracy is going to end by the way we’re going. This democracy is going to end on the 29th of May, 2023, please write it”.

He called on President Buhari and CJN, in his statement;  “Mr President, do not hold that inauguration. CJN, your Lordship, do not partake in unconstitutionality. I’m taking this risk for the sake of my country. Yes, it’s extreme and I’m saying it. It was more extreme for Yakubu to issue that certificate, it was reckless. He’s putting all our lives in danger, all of us. We’re already at risk so what is there in me taking risk again?”

He further stated that he doesn’t believe his party would get justice in court and therefore suggested that it’d be “better to swear in the Nigerian Army” on May 29, than swearing in the President-elect.


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