If the picture making the rounds on social media is anything to go by, the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu might be in for a fresh round of legal trouble.
A passport, showing that Tinubu has a dual citizenship has just been published by one of Nigerians finest Investigative journalist; David Hundeyin.
According to the passport, Tinubu holds a Guinean passport which is contrary to the provisions of Nigeria’s constitution.
Section 137 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria provides “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if subject to the provisions of Section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, he has made a declaration of allegiance to such other country.”
According to the passport, the former Lagos State Governor acquired the passport of Guinea Republic in 2015.
Tinubu might have had a long relationship with Guinea Republic. In an October 28, 2015 article published on TheCable, Tinubu was reportedly involved in influencing the outcome of the October 11 presidential election in favour of the 77-year-old incumbent President Alpha Condé
The article which was written by Desmond Afolayan said “Mr. Tinubu’s forays into another African country to openly take sides in the highest level of their domestic politics should ordinarily be seen as the private business of a private citizen with no risk of negatively impacting on Nigeria’s foreign relations interests.
“It is however important to note that the former governor of Lagos state failed to appropriately draw the lines between acting in his own capacity and posturing that can suggest he was covertly acting on behalf of President Buhari or the Nigerian state.
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