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29 May: "President-elect but not yet a President" - Sam Amadi clarifies Tinubu's legal status

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With only 25 days away to the much anticipated and debated May 29th swearing- in ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari' s successor, there are some intriguing developments that should not be overlooked.

Dr. Sam Amadi, the director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts and a senior attorney, has corrected his prior declaration that the office of " President- elect is not an official position. "

Insisting that he has a significant case in court that may go either way, Amadi asserted that the inauguration of President- elect Bola Tinubu could be stopped before May 29.

On Thursday, he made his declaration in a post on his Twitter account.

Remember that Amadi claimed that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike likely believed that the position of President- elect was an official one, pointing out that Tinubu' s visit could not be formal.

The announcement came after Wike declared May 3rd a public holiday for the general public to receive Tinubu, who had been invited by the governor.

Different people had interpreted the statement differently.

However, the public affairs analyst used his Twitter account to provide additional clarifications, stating that Tinubu will not necessarily form the next government.

He titled his tweet, " Clarification on Legal Status of President- Elect", and wrote thus:

" @officialABAT is PRESIDENT- ELECT. But he is not yet President.

2. It isn' t automatic that he will form the next government. He has a serious case in tribunal that can go either way.

3. The tribunal can stop the inauguration before 29.

Like I always say, corruption in language leads to corruption in statecraft. Just as the law gave @inecnigeria power to make a declaration, it gives the judiciary the power to reverse it. There' s no constitutional duty to inaugurate on May 29 if a declaration is legally challenged as here. There is no fait accompli about the situation. Some use of language can create a false narrative where we believe that a declaration by @inecnigeria no matter how wrong constitutes a new government. No. It does not, until the final court says so. "

Source: Twitter

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