Nigeria elections 2023

Post misrepresents lawyer’s remarks in TV interview about Nigerian presidential election

Published on 17/05/2023 at 14:30

Nigeria’s disputed presidential ballot in February 2023 continues to generate disinformation. In one of the latest claims, a well-known legal expert purportedly said the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu would be delayed until a court had ruled on petitions seeking to overturn the February election result. However, this is misleading: the lawyer, Femi Falana, told Nigerian broadcaster Arise News that legal challenges to the results preferably should be concluded before a new leader was sworn in and called for constitutional reforms to ensure this happens.