Former Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Victor Ndoma-Egba, recently said that was no constitutional basis for stopping the inauguration of Tinubu, and that the constitution was clear on how long the tribunals have, which is 180 days.
According to Sahar Reporters, the former senator said, nothing that would stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on May 29th 2023, and that come that day, Nigerians must come to terms with the fact that they have a new President.
Ndoma-Egba said that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo was sworn in while cases were still in court, and that the late former president, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was also over sworn in when the cases were still in court.
He said, “There is no constitutional basis for delaying or stopping the swearing-in of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President on the 29th of May 2023. First, if it is on the basis of the cases in court. The constitution is very, very clear on how much time the tribunals have. I think it is 180 days.
“So, the constitution is very clear. The cases will be dispensed with. It is not the first time. In 1999, President Obasanjo took over while the cases were in court. In 2007, President Yar’Adua took over power while the cases were in court. So, we are not reinventing the wheel. I don’t see anything stopping the swearing-in of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the 29th of May 2023.”
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Source: Sahara Reporters
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