An effort has been made by an organization to prevent Bola Tinubu from taking the oath of office as president of Nigeria by bringing up yet another case
In an effort to stop Bola Tinubu from being sworn in as president of Nigeria, a civil society organization named Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative (ASRADI) has filed a complaint with a Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to POLITICS NIGERIA, Tinubu is charged with perjury in the lawsuit, FHC/ABJ/CS/669/2023, for allegedly failing to declare his ownership of a Guinean passport.
ASRADI contends that Tinubu broke his oath by leaving out this information on the Form EC9 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register as a presidential candidate.
On the basis of the APC platform, Tinubu was declared the victor of the presidential election held on February 25.
On May 29, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, is anticipated to administer the oath of office to him.
Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election has been disputed by opposition candidates from other parties, notwithstanding INEC’s certification of Tinubu as the winner.
According to Section 134(2)(b) of the Nigerian Constitution, they seek an authoritative judicial ruling on whether the candidate satisfies the conditions.