It is no longer news that Bola Tinubu's presidential election victory is being contested in court. Tinubu should not have been declared the winner of the election, according to the petitioners, because he did not earn at least 25% of the votes cast in Abuja.
However, Daniel Bwala, a lawyer and spokesperson for PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, indicated in an interview that Tinubu will surely be sworn in on May 29. He claimed that the only thing that might prevent Tinubu from being sworn in is if the Court of Appeal rules by May 29 that Tinubu cannot be sworn in until he receives 25% of the votes cast in Abuja.
"I am a realist and a Democrat," Bwala said at 22:42 minutes into an Arise TV footage posted on YouTube. Nothing in the constitution suggests, as is being proposed, that Tinubu cannot be sworn in as president on May 29 unless there is an order of court or this court sitting, which has been requested to provide them the opportunity to defend section 134 (sic). So, if the Court of Appeal allows that opportunity and decides that 25% is sacred, no swearing-in will take place."
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