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‘1999 Constitutions States That No One Should Be Sworn In Before Court Decides’ – Igbo Group tells Tinubu

Leaders of Thought from the South East, under the aegis of the Igbo Patriotic Forum [IPC] have called on the Presidency to allow the court to complete its work on the Presidential election petition before the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is sworn in on May 29th.

The Igbo group made this call in Abuja with its chairman, Chief Simon Okeke who likened the situation to a football match. He alleged that the winner of a football game can only be decided with the final whistle. He quoted that the amended constitution of 1999 enables the Court to determine who becomes the President. According to him, the winner has to be decided at the law court where there is an issue of controversy over the electoral process and result.

The Statement read, ”Since the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 [as amended] allows anyone aggrieved after the announcement by INEC of the general election result to go on appeal from the tribunal to the Supreme Court to determine the final winner of the election, it stands to reason that no one should be sworn in as the winner before the apex court pronounces who, in its opinion is the true winner of the last election.” 

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