Onayekan Says Tinubu Should Not Be Sworn In, Until Tribunal Clears Obi/Atiku Petitions
Bishop Emeritus of Archdiocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onayekan, has called for a review of the electoral process to ensure that all petitions filed against Bola Tinubu and others at the Tribunal, are resolved before they are sworn into office.
According to the cleric, it does not make sense to swear in elected president, and others, when petitions filed by their opponents against them are still in courts.
Cardinal Onayekan speaking on a television programme on Thursday, said he was still awaiting the 2023 Presidential Poll Petitions Tribunal to make its pronouncement on the actual winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
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He described the current situation where the victory of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu, is still being challenged in court as an “anomalous situation”.
The cleric believed the poll was rigged, but said God knows who rigged the poll.
He further stated that there was a need to review the election process, as it would make it easier for a winner to emerge so that he could be sworn in and the people can rally around him, while he expressed concern that the electoral system in the country, was constantly contested.
“There are cases in court that have not been disposed of. That is why we are in an anomalous situation. We have a president-elect whose election is being challenged and the court is handling it.
“I’m still waiting for the court to tell me who won the election. It doesn’t make much sense to be swearing in people when they are still in court. I know it has happened with governors, but the outcome has not been the best of all cases.