No one can stop Tinubu’s swearing-in – Lagos APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has argued that preventing the inauguration of Tinubu would be unconstitutional. The statement follows an application made by five residents of the Federal Capital Territory at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, which requested an order to halt the ceremony. The residents asked for an order restraining the Chief Justice of Nigeria or any other judicial officer from swearing in any candidate in the February 25 presidential election as President or Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria until it is determined with finality that such candidate has fulfilled the requirement of Section 134(2)(b) of the constitution. The spokesman of the Lagos State APC, Seye Oladejo, dismissed their efforts, describing them as “an exercise in futility”. He further stated that it is against the provision of the constitution and precedence for a President-elect to emerge and not be sworn in. The National Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Yabagi Sani, also called for calm and stated that aggrieved parties should be allowed to exhaust all available means in accordance with constitutional provisions.