Don faults calls for Tinubu’s non-inauguration, interim govt
Professor of Law and President, Centre for Social Legal Studies, Yemi Akinseye George, has said: “It is completely wrong to say that the President-elect should not be sworn on May 29, 2023 because of pending cases.”
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) told The Guardian at the weekend in Asaba that the call for interim government in certain quarters “is not only alien to our law, but also stands to divide the nation if enforced.”
He urged Nigerians to shun sentiments and broaden their reasoning for transition, while outcome of ongoing litigation is awaited. George noted that criminal justice law provides for restoration of fairness, which to a large extent, protects not just the defendant, but also the victim, who before now, has little protection.
The don said the law under review also recognises filling of the society, which means there must be justice to the victim, defendant and members of the public.
“That is to say restoration justice law takes into cognisance interest of parties to enable members of the public participate in enforcement of the law,” he added.