Renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome, has expressed his concerns over the haste with which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner of the 2023 Presidential elections.
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Abuja, Ozekhome stated that the announcement was made too hastily, without proper consideration of the various legal and constitutional issues surrounding Tinubu’s candidacy.
According to Ozekhome, several issues needed to be addressed before Tinubu could be declared the winner of the Presidential elections. These include allegations of corruption and financial impropriety against Tinubu, as well as concerns over his health and fitness to hold the highest office in the land.
In addition, there were also questions over whether Tinubu had met all the requirements for candidacy, such as possessing a valid birth certificate and fulfilling other eligibility criteria.
Ozekhome further stated that INEC’s haste in declaring Tinubu as President could have serious implications for the country’s democracy and rule of law. He warned that if these issues were not properly addressed, it could lead to a breakdown of law and order and undermine the credibility of Nigeria’s democratic institutions.
The interview has caused a stir in political circles, with many calling for INEC to respond to Ozekhome’s concerns. Some have also questioned Tinubu’s suitability for the Presidency, given the various allegations and concerns raised by Ozekhome and others.
The headline for this news article could be: “Mike Ozekhome Raises Concerns Over INEC’s Hasty Declaration of Tinubu as President“.