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Nigerian Govt clears air on Court cases stopping Tinubu’s inauguration

Nigerian Govt clears air on Court cases stopping Tinubu’s inauguration

The Federal Government said litigation won’t stop the inauguration of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha addressed a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.

The Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council (PTC) stated that the May 29 ceremony remains sacrosanct.

Mustapha said there was a court case after the election of former President Shehu Shagari but the inauguration was held.


“Also, during the election of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, there was litigation but we continued with the swearing-in.

“It was only former President Goodluck Jonathan that did not take the route of litigation,” the SGF added.

Mustapha said the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act made provisions on how to go about litigations arising from elections.

The PTC chairman, however, disclosed that a number of Heads of Governments had indicated interest in attending the inauguration.

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