Hey there, middle schoolers! Today, we’re going to talk about something interesting that happened in the world of politics. There’s been a lot of talk about Bola Ahmed Tinubu winning the 2023 election, but did you know that not everyone agrees with this? Let’s find out more!
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, who was the vice presidential candidate for the Labour Party in the 2023 election, has a different view. He says that the Supreme Court didn’t actually confirm Tinubu as the winner, even though many people think they did. According to him, the Supreme Court just supported a decision made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he believes was illegal.
Datti Baba-Ahmed recently appeared on Arise TV to share his thoughts on this matter. He mentioned that he and his boss, Peter Obi, who also challenged the election results, don’t accept the Supreme Court’s judgment as valid. They believe that the court only upheld the decision made by INEC, which they think was wrong.
Before going to the Supreme Court, Peter Obi took his case to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). Unfortunately for him, the tribunal agreed with INEC’s declaration that Tinubu was the winner. And when the Supreme Court reviewed the case, they also supported the decision made by the PEPT, confirming Tinubu as the duly elected president.
During his appearance on Arise TV, Datti Baba-Ahmed made a strong statement. He said, “Please quote me on this: the Appeal and Supreme Courts did not affirm Tinubu’s presidency. They merely upheld the illegality of INEC’s declaration.” In simpler terms, he believes that the courts didn’t say Tinubu won, but they just agreed with what INEC said, even though he thinks INEC was wrong.
So, there you have it, middle schoolers! The Supreme Court’s decision on the 2023 election is not as straightforward as it seems. While many people believe that Tinubu won, there are others, like Datti Baba-Ahmed, who disagree. It’s important to remember that different people can have different opinions, and it’s always good to listen to different perspectives before forming your own. Stay curious!