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Democracy will finish in Nigeria if Tinubu is sworn in – Datti talks robust

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That is as Datti known as on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of the Federation to not participate in an unconstitutional act by swearing within the president-elect on Could 29, 2023.

He made these remarks throughout his look on the Channels Tv Programme, ‘Politics As we speak,’ on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

This comes after the Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, declared Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the February 25, 2023 election.


Yakubu introduced that the President-elect had met all of the Constitutional necessities for a candidate to be declared winner, together with scoring 25% of votes solid in two-thirds of every of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Nevertheless, Datti, whose celebration has submitted a petition to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to problem Tinubu’s victory, warned that democracy will finish on Could 29, 2023, if Tinubu is sworn in because the president.

He premised his argument on the declare that the previous Lagos State governor wasn’t correctly elected as, in line with him, Tinubu failed to attain 25% of votes solid within the FCT, as required by Part 134 of the 1999 Structure.

He additional said that he does not consider his celebration would get justice in court docket and subsequently urged that it might be “higher to swear within the Nigerian Military” on Could 29, than swearing within the President-elect.

Datti’s phrases: There is no such thing as a president-elect in Nigeria as a result of the declared one violates the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I do know what I am saying. The structure is there, everyone is studying it as I communicate.


“I am not subsequently behaving illegally or unconstitutionally. On the contrary, I am supporting constitutionality. It is in reality higher for the powers that be to go and create extra 6% out of skinny air and rig it again to Tinubu and subsequently swear him in on 25% than to take danger of swearing in a so-called President-elect that has not met the constitutional requirement.”

He continued: “Swearing in Tinubu and Shettima is nearly as good as swearing within the Nigerian Military on the twenty ninth of Could. When you swear in folks that haven’t happy the constitutional necessities, you will have by so doing ended democracy. The disaster I am telling you now could be that this our democracy goes to finish by the way in which we’re going. This democracy goes to finish on the twenty ninth of Could, 2023, please write it.

“Mr President, don’t maintain that inauguration. CJN, your Lordship, don’t partake in unconstitutionality. I am taking this danger for the sake of my nation. Sure, it is excessive and I am saying it. It was extra excessive for Yakubu to difficulty that certificates, it was reckless. He is placing all our lives at risk, all of us. We’re already in danger so what’s there in me taking danger once more?”