So many calls have been made in the last couple of weeks by Peter Obi supporters that the Presidential election petition tribunal should settle the court cases against the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu before his inauguration. Continue Full Reading>>>
A Lawyer and a Public Policy Analyst, Liborous Oshoma has stated that the Obidients might be fighting a different battle from the position of Mr. Peter Obi.
He stated categorically that Peter Obi has a frightening record of how he had ousted governors in the past through the judiciary.
He however noted that the protocol of sworn-in of the winner of the 2023 election has to be followed. He clarified that the Nigerian constitution does not give room for settling court cases before the inauguration ceremony. Continue Full Reading>>>
He said, ”Nigeria is not the type that disposes matter before swearing-in. We have seen cases where even governors that have been sworn in have been ousted from office.
This is not the first time we are having such a case since the return of democracy. It has even caused the amendment of the electoral act to reduce the time for litigation at the election petition and also to reduce the time for pre-election petition matters.
The case of Peter Obi and Ngige took almost three years and the verdict was delivered. And so it’s not in our jurisprudence that an election petition must be settled before swearing-in.
But I must say that the candidate, Peter Obi has ousted governors in the past, his previous records are frightening. He has won many judicial battles in the past after the governors were sworn-in.”
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