May 29: Why US, UK, ECOWAS Should Steer Clear of Tinubu’s Inauguration, Ex-APC Spokesman Gives Reason

May 29: Why US, UK, ECOWAS Should Steer Clear of Tinubu’s Inauguration, Ex-APC Spokesman Gives Reason

  • The United States, United Kingdom, ECOWAS, European Union and other international powerhouses have been urged to boycott Bola Tinubu's inauguration
  • Former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, said their attendance would compromise their democratic ethos
  • He stated that their attendance would also mean that they certify the illegalities that transpired during the presidential election

FCT, Abuja - Former deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has urged the United States, United Kingdom, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other international communities and organisations not to attend the inauguration of Nigeria's president-elect, Bola Tinubu.

In a statement obtained by on Monday, Frank described Tinubu's inauguration as an illegal event that the international community should stay clear of as a matter of integrity.

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Bola Tinubu
Bola Tinubu is currently in a legal battle with the opposition parties who have challenged the credibility of his emergence. Photo Credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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He urged the international community to allow the law to take its place as aggrieved parties are still in court, challenging the election's credibility that produced Tinubu as the president-elect.

Frank said:

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"We are poised to advise all intending invitees, especially the international community, to steer clear from any of such events, as more Nigerians continue to disassociate themselves from being a part of this grand conspiracy foisted on the Nigerian people by dubious state actors...
"Furthermore, the support for constitutional democracy as practised by the US, UK and the EU states cannot be overemphasised. Therefore, the international community must disassociate itself forthwith from plans to attend any inauguration until the will of the people is expressly determined by the judiciary."

He further stated that any form of congratulatory message or acceptability demonstrated by representatives of various countries in Nigeria shows their acceptance of the ills perpetrated during the general elections.

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Frank said:

"It will be foolhardy and catastrophic to join in endorsing an illegitimate process leading to the forming of a government, which is clearly not in tandem with your values."

He urged the international community to stand for what they represent and ensure that the "proper process leading to the declaration of a winner is followed and accepted by all Nigerians in this regard."

Why Buhari should cancel Tinubu's inauguration, hand over to Osinbajo, presidential candidate reveals

Similarly, the Presidential candidate of the Democratic Alternative Party, Victor Vishnay, has called for the cancellation of President-elect Bola Tinubu's inauguration.

Vishnay also called for the cancellation of the 2023 general election and accused President Buhari of influencing the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

The presidential candidate suggested that the Vice President take over or a committee could be set up to manage the country upon Buhari's exit on May 29.


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