It doesn’t make sense swearing Tinubu in when petitions have not been decided – Cardinal Onaiyekan


The former Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has expressed worry that the Presidential Election Tribunal is taking long to decide on cases challenging the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect.

Speaking on Thursday on Channels Television, Cardinal Onaiyekan faulted the Archbishop faulted the delay in the tribunal’s commencement.

He, however, added that he is still awaiting the court’s decision to determine the election’s winner.

“The election is not yet over. There are cases in court that have not been disposed of. That is why we are in an anomalous situation; we have a declared President-elect whose result is being challenged, and the court is handling it.

“I am entitled to take the position that I am still waiting for the court to determine who won the election.

“I am one of those who have been saying that it does not make much sense to swear in people when they are still in court.

“We have to review the election process to ensure we have a winner who will be sworn in and everybody would rally around.

“I can’t understand; I am not a legal man or judge; it is a pity that it is taking too long for the Court to make up their mind on this matter”, he said.