APC Spokesperson Claims Tinubu May Not Be Sworn In as President-Elect
According to the spokesperson of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Steve Otaloro, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, might not be sworn in as the next president of Nigeria. Otaloro alleged that if Tinubu is found guilty by the election tribunal, he will be removed as the president-elect.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, Otaloro described the 2023 elections as one of the best in the country, calling on those upset about the outcome of the exercise to try again next time. He also argued that Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima are the most trusted to lead the country.
Despite Otaloro’s confidence in Tinubu’s leadership, he allegedly said that there are still speculations that Tinubu might not be sworn in on May 29 if he is found guilty. The APC is already prepared for the court decision to take an upturn.
Otaloro emphasized that there is a separation of power among the three arms of government in Nigeria, and none can usurp the power of the other. If anyone is not satisfied with the outcome or conduct of an election, they can seek redress in a court of law.
He said, “Tinubu might be removed as President-elect and won’t be sworn in, we APC are already aware. We have witnessed so many governors being removed from office after their elections were declared inappropriate by the election petitions Tribunals. There is a separation of power among the three arms of government in this federation and none can usurp the power of the other. If anyone is not satisfied with the outcome or conduct of an election participated in, he can seek redress in a court of law.