How Tinubu Would Have Been Disqualified, Sent to Prison Because of Masquerade, Lawyer Reveals
- Barrister Paulinus Chimaeze has alleged that former president of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, tried to put APC presidential candidate in trouble
- According to him, against the new Electoral Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the politician brought a masquerade to the campaign ground
- He claimed that if youths of the party hadn't stopped the masquerade that was brought to the airport from going to the rally, maybe Tinubu could have faced sanctions
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An Enugu-based constitutional lawyer, Barrister Paulinus Chimaeze has said that, but for the timely intervention of some prudent members of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would have been disqualified from the presidential elections or even sent to prison.
Chimaeze in a statement made available to Legit.ng stated that the attempt of a former president of the Senate, Ken Nnamani to introduce masquerades to the presidential campaigns of the APC in Enugu would have meant automatic disqualification of the party and its candidate from the presidential race.
Quoting from the new Electoral Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the lawyer stated that it was mischievous for anyone to bring a masquerade to the rally, arguing that this is a clear contravention of the Electoral Act.
His words: "The Electoral Act in Section 92 (4) says
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"Masquerades shall not be employed or used by any political party, aspirant or candidate during political campaigns or for any other political purpose."
He continued "Ordinarily, this is a very serious offense in the Act. So, if youths of the party hadn't stopped the masquerade that was brought to the airport from going to the rally, maybe Tinubu could have faced sanctions.
"Sadly, a man as versed in politics as Senator Ken Nnamani cannot say he didn't know what his action entails for the party. Did he do it deliberately? That question is left for you to judge.
Speaking further, the legal luminary stated that political parties should not handle issues of anti-party activities and other offenses with kid's gloves, since it is becoming a norm for politicians in Enugu state to engage in anti-party.
'Tinubu will sustain Buhari’s legacy,' says Senator Sabi Abdullahi
Meanwhile, the Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would sustain the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Abdullahi made the comment on Monday, January 30, while commissioning of a rehabilitated stadium in the north-central state. Senator Abdullahi also said President Buhari cannot be at loggerhead with Tinubu as rumoured in some sections of the media.
According to him, Tinubu is the ideal person to continue from where Buhari stopped and sustain the president's legacies.