Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the presidential running mate of the Labour Party (LP), has called for the resignation of President Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima.
Baba-Ahmed said Senate President Godswill Akpabio should be allowed to conduct another presidential election after the resignation of Tinubu and Shettima.
He made the call during an interview on Arise Television while responding to a question about the possibility of working with Tinubu’s administration.
Baba-Ahmed firmly maintained that Tinubu and Shettima were fraudulently sworn in after the 2023 presidential election. Therefore, the LP would not collaborate with what he deemed an illegitimate government.
In his words, “Can Tinubu and Shettima just resign and let the Senate President conduct another election? They were fraudulently sworn in, and we will not work with an illegitimate government. If it is not constitutional, we are not touching it.”
His remarks follow a press conference by the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in which he accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Supreme Court of incompetence in handling election matters.