May 29: Why Tinubu’s Inauguration Could Be Stopped – Sam Amadi Speaks
The Director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Sam Amadi, has clarified his earlier claim that “President-elect is not an official position.”
Amadi asserted that the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu could be halted prior to May 29, claiming that he has a court case that could go either way.
His statement was published via his Twitter account on Thursday.
The statement followed Wike’s declaration of a public holiday on May 3 for the people to receive Tinubu, who had been invited by the governor.
The statement was interpreted in a variety of ways.
However, the public affairs analyst took to Twitter to clarify, stating that Tinubu’s formation of the next government is not a foregone conclusion.
Clarification on the Legal Status of the President-Elect.
“@officialABAT is the POTENTIAL PRESIDENT. However, he is not President yet.
It is not a foregone conclusion that he will form the next government. His case before the tribunal is complex and could go either way.
The tribunal can halt the inauguration prior to January 29.
“Like I always say, language corruption leads to statecraft corruption,” The same way that the law gave @inecnigeria the authority to make a declaration, it also gives the judiciary the authority to revoke it. There is no constitutional obligation to inaugurate on May 29 if a declaration is challenged in court, as is the case here.
“The circumstances are not a fait accompli. Certain uses of language can create a false narrative in which we believe that a declaration by @inecnigeria, regardless of how incorrect, constitutes a new government. No. Until the final court says so, it does not.”
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