MURIC Tells Security Agencies to Caution Peter Obi’s Running Mate Datti, Gives Reason
- The Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, is currently facing backlash for his comments against Bola Tinubu's mandate
- Baba-Ahmed has been accused of saying there is no president-elect despite the public declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission
- Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on security agencies to caution him
Security agencies have been urged to caution the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed.
This call was made via a statement on Wednesday, March 29, by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) following Datti's utterance that there was no president-elect.
As reported by TheCable, the Labour Party vice presidential candidate had admonished the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, not to partake in the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect Bola Tinubu slated for Monday, May 29.
Datti's comment not democratic - Prof Akintola
Reacting to Datti's comment, the executive director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, described his words as "reckless."
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“It represents a direct call for insurrection and military coup. No true democrat should utter such a statement. The security agencies will be failing in their duties if they do not caution him and others like him.
“This transition period is very sensitive. Nobody should be taken for granted.
“The only lawful procedure for changing government is through elections, and that has taken place. Any other method is unlawful, illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional.”
Professor Ishaq also called on all the relevant security agencies and religious leaders to caution him while noting that due legal processes should be implored to vent grievances rather than instigating street protests and violence with utterances.
Why Tinubu should not be sworn in as Nigeria's president, Peter Obi's running mate reveals
Peter Obi's running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has argued that swearing in president-elect Bola Tinubu will be unconstitutional.
The Labour Party's vice presidential candidate claimed that Tinubu did not meet the constitutional requirements to be declared president-elect.
Baba-Ahmed, therefore, urged President Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, not to proceed with Tinubu’s inauguration.
2023 Presidency: Labour Party's Datti Baba-Ahmed speaks on value of Tinubu's certificate of return
Similarly, the Labour Party's vice presidential candidate for Saturday, February 25, election, Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed, has spoken on Bola Tinubu's certificate of return.
Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, March 22, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, said the certificate issued by INEC to Tinubu has no value.
The northern politician argued that according to section 134 and INEC’s interpretation of section 134, Nigeria has no president-elect.