The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, slated for May 29, 2023.
He made the call in a recent interview on Channels TV.
Baba-Ahmed insisted that swearing in a ticket that has not yet met constitutional requirements is tantamount to ending democracy.
The LP VP candidate said the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu was reckless to have issued a certificate of return to Tinubu.
He described the process that produced Tinubu as president-elect as “unconstitutional.”
Baba-Ahmed said, “Swearing in a ticket that has not met the constitutional requirements of the constitution is ending democracy. And I’m repeating it, whoever does not meet the constitutional requirements must never be sworn in.
“I’m repeating, swearing in anybody who does not meet the constitutional requirements of our country, you are engaging in an unconstitutional act. Mr. President, do not hold that inauguration. CJN, your lordship, do not partake in unconstitutionality.”