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‘Tinubu Must Be Sworn in, Obi Asking for the Impossible’ — LP Faction

Tinubu must be sworn in - LP faction insists

The Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labour Party has distanced itself from the calls for an interim government and the agitations that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, should not be sworn in on May 29, pending the determination of the petitions before the presidential election tribunal.

Politics Nigeria gathered that the Labour Party faction said the swearing-in of Tinubu “may not have any impact on the ongoing legal tussle on the presidential election involving our party, APC and INEC.”

In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, the faction’s spokesman, Abayomi Arabambi, posited that the Electoral Act and the Constitution of Nigeria did not give room for a vacuum, “so whether the President-elect is sworn in or not, there is right to remove him legally if it is found out that he was not duly elected.”

Arabambi recalled how the court removed Chris Ngige and confirmed Peter Obi as the governor of Anambra in 2003.

Citing sections 136 and 146 of the constitution, Arabambi said only death and permanent incapacity could stop a President-elect from being sworn in.

The LP factional spokesman stressed that, “What Peter Obi is crying for is not supported by the law.”

He maintained that “a refusal to swear in Tinubu as President will create a vacuum in the system, saying the law abhors this.

 

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