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May 29: Nothing must stop Tinubu’s inauguration as President, Northern elders warn

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A Coalition of Northern Elders have warned that nothing must stop the inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria on May 29, 2023.

This is as they called on security operatives to arrest Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi and his running mate, Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, for allegedly “making inciteful statements capable of disrupting Nigeria’s democratic system.”

The Northern elders, in a communique issued at the end of its meeting tagged: ‘the Convention of Arewa Elders’, which held at the Arewa House in Kaduna State, accused Obi of “engaging in a very divisive ethnoreligious campaign during the 2023 elections, making threats and promoting civil disobedience after losing the February 25 presidential election”.

The coalition said the North massively voted for Tinubu and will protect its votes in the interest of the nation.

“Particularly worrisome, are the pronouncements of Mr. Peter Obi and Mr. Datti Ahmed, the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates of the Labour Party, as well as other Labour Party leaders including sources said to be linked to IPOB, ESN, which are known terrorist organisations.

“It is on record that Mr. Peter Obi engaged a very divisive ethno-religious campaign during the 2023 elections and has continued to brazenly display anti-democratic tendencies opting for civil disobedience and threats in place of constitutional means through the Courts.

“We are calling on all our security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities.

“It amounts to treason for anybody to call for truncating our democracy by whatever guises, be it Interim National Government let alone the call for a military coup.

“Perpetrators must be arrested and be brought to book with immediate effect! Elections have been held and the Winner has emerged. The people of the North massively voted for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in National interest,” the elders also said.

‘’We are mindful of our voting and will stand firmly to protect our democracy. We remain committed to the May 29th swearing-in date in line with Nigeria’s constitutional provisions.”

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