The former vice president of Nigeria under the leadership of Olusegun Obasanjo, and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Waziri Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said that he is not worried that the former governor of Lagos State and president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), would be sworn in on May 29 before the conclusion of the petitions seeking to nullify the election that produced him as the president-elect.
The Peoples Democratic Party, presidential candidate, Waziri Atiku Abubakar is presently challenging the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as the president-elect of the February 25th presidential election.
Atiku Abubakar, made this revelation through his lead counsel, Chris Uche, after the hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, in Abuja.
The court on Tuesday decided to merge the petitions of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), the Labour Party, (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement, (APM) and will commence its hearing on May 30, a day after Tinubu’s swearing-in as the President of Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar who spoke through his lawyers, said, “I have been asked about May 29, I want to assure you, people, that swearing-in is only a ceremony that does not in any way tie the hands of the court”
He also added, “The taking of oath binds the person who takes the oath and not the court. The court has given you its timelines for parties to present their case. We are happy that with the development, the petitions will be expeditiously determined”.