Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, says the demand for the cancellation of the presidential poll is unconstitutional.
KOKO TV had reported how Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), said Bola Tinubu did not meet the constitutional requirements to become Nigeria’s president.
Baba-Ahmed said swearing in Tinubu as president is “ending democracy” and a clear violation of the 1999 constitution.
In a statement on Saturday, Keyamo said those aiming to truncate the swearing in ceremony of the president-elect should bury the thought.
“We have watched with great concern the condemnable activities of some persons and groups who are desirous of truncating our democracy. For reasons best known to them, these persons have remained embittered that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared winner of the 2023 General Elections. Repeatedly, but unfortunately, these misguided individuals have called for either the cancellation of the results or that the President-elect should not be inaugurated on the 29th of May, 2023,” the statement reads.
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“We wish to reiterate and emphasise that these positions are not in tandem with our constitutional provisions or our electoral laws. We would have taken these as mere wishful thinking, however because of their implications for national security and public order, we have therefore considered it necessary, if not expedient, to call them to order.
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“We are aware of the intentions of those engaged in these treasonable and subversive acts. We also know those involved in the many plots being contrived to undermine the transition in particular and democracy in general.
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