Proceeding With Tinubu’s Inauguration Unconstitutional – Datti Reiterates

Four days before President-Elect Bola Tinubu's inauguration as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Vice Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has underlined that the inauguration would be anti-democratic.

Datti made a speech in Abuja to the Labour Party's (LP) eight Senators-elect, 36 Federal House of Representatives members-elect, and other elected officials.
Communicating to the audience via Zoom, Datti stated that Nigeria owes it to the circumstance to continue with the charged impunity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to Scot free of its alleged wrong declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner of the February election and have him sworn in by May 29, 2023.

He insisted that inaugurating Tinubu as President-elect would be the end of democracy in Nigeria.
Based on him, Nigerians are the country's international community, and whatever they stand for determines the amount of support that will come to the country ahead of the February 25 election.
"What is about to happen on the 29th of May is completely unconstitutionality, I reiterate, outright unconstitutionality," Datti stated in his Zoom speech, which was interrupted by applause at several points. To no avail and due to a lack of time.

"I reference you to an earlier statement I made on the same subject; nothing has roiled the Tinubu group and the APC more than the submission of a simple fact; what is that simple fact?"

"Inaugurating an unlawfully qualified, unconstitutional President elect to serve as Nigeria's President and Commander in Chief is, I reiterate, is the end of democracy."

"All Nigerians have the right to engage in lawful, legal, and peaceful acts that will uphold the Nigerian Constitution." Nigeria is a country because it has a constitution."

"We are due in the Courts," he says. Courts, Presidential Candidate, and myself. The courts, the candidate, Peter Obi and me, and our ultimate cause for the ordinary guy. The judiciary is not the final authority.

"The common man is the common man's last hope." Their need was so intense that you all came up with a constitutional violation for the first time.

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"There has never been a President-Elect in the history of the Fourth Republic who could not win even 25% of the FCT?"

"The constitution is an interpretation. And it is to be followed that, during operational times such as a presidential election, issuing a certificate of return to an individual who did not certify the constitutional conditions constituted an outright criminality, an outright unconstitutionality.

He maintained that at the time "Because there is a law, any President is a President." When the constitution is breached, there is a question mark against that President and that Presidency.

"The presidency of Nigeria is a political office." The office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria's Commander in Chief is a professional one. No one is allowed to play with this office, and no constitution is to be broken in order to carry out the obligations of this lofty office, which is what we are all about.

According to Datti, the only way for the alleged electoral misconduct to give credibility to Tinubu's presidency would be if it compromised the figure of the Federal Capital Territory in order to make Tinubu the victor.

"I went to the extra length of proposing a political electoral solution to the APC and their apologist, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that it is safer for them to rig, that it is safer for Nigeria and it is safer for Democracy for them to go in the same way they rigged other states, and other figures; it is safer for us as a nation to make good and rig another 6% in the F.C.T and add it to themselves." Because they have all the power and money. It is preferable that they do so in order to swear in Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Mallam Shetima.

"It is not too late, because INEC has always worked with them." It is dementia.
It id unlawful to inaugurate Tinubu and Shettima, as the results of today.

"Nigerians, awake, Nigeria is yours." You are our own international community, and we are our own international community; whatever we do not do, the world will sit and weep with us, and we will sit and lament with them.

"We were victorious in this election." Peter Obi, the Labour Party, and my humble self won this election in less than a year, from the time Peter Obi left the previous party to establish this movement until now.

The Labour Party's Vice Presidential candidate said Peter Gregory Obi's great performance in the February election was a triumph to be consistently cherished, especially because it reduced the entrenched politicians through the will of the people.

"We defeated a total of 47 years presidential election experience in Atiku Abubakar and Bola Ahmed Tinubu from 1992 till date for Atiku Abubakar and 2007 to date for Bola Ahmed Tinubu," Datti stated.

"This is not to say how amusing Peter Obi is; rather, it is to emphasize how strong the Nigerian people are." If the Nigerian people are that powerful in one year to oppose 47 years, the Nigerian people are strong enough to safeguard the Nigerian Constitution, Datti remarked at the Abuja Summit to the PDP's elected candidates.



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