The All Progressives Congress (APC) has requested that the Department of State Service (DSS) invite Dr. Datti Baba Ahmed, vice presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), to explain his comments regarding Chief Justice of Nigeria Kayode Ariwoola’s decision not to administer the oath of office to Bola Tinubu on May 29.
On March 22, the VP of the LP stated on national television that swearing in the president-elect would be the same as inviting the military to take control of Nigerian affairs.
In response, the APC leader in Cross River state told reporters on Thursday that Baba Ahmed should not be detained but instead should be invited in for questioning.
I saw that Release yesterday while watching Channels Television, the man remarked. Again on March 22nd, I watched Labour Party vice presidential candidate Datti Ahmed on Channels, and he firmly stated that our President-elect should not be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
This is what we refer to in law as circumstantial evidence: “That there will be no swearing-in statement was too strong, and appears to have some coloration. He should come and explain the connection between that and his intentions for seeking a court injunction or what he really meant, even though it might not be firm or accurate.
According to Section 75 of the Electoral Act of 2022, the Certificate of Return for the President-elect that has already been issued cannot be revoked by anyone other than the Tribunal.
“It will be very sad that after all the strain and struggle for more than 24 years, one man, who fortunately served as a senator only once and was removed from office by a legal process, would want to use illegal means to stifle our democracy,” said the speaker.