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Activities To Take Place On May 29, Bola Tinubu Swearing-in Ceremony



Bola Tinubu

May 29, a day declared as Nigeria’s democracy day, is going to be a unique celebration in 2023.

Following the just concluded presidential elections and the announcement of president elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner of the elections, there will be a swearing-in ceremony.

As a result of this, several activities has been lined up for May 29, among which includes about 65 world leaders coming to Nigeria to witness the swearing-in.

These dignitaries are said to include past presidents, diplomats, heads of international organizations, and highly recognized Nigerians and representatives of foreign governments and agencies.


A director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that several African leaders had indicated interest in attending the inauguration ceremony which would take place at Eagle Square, Abuja.

“We have 54 countries in Africa and most of them have been invited to the inauguration; so, we don’t expect less than 65 world leaders from Africa, Europe and America at the event,’’ said the director.”

Flippstack learnt that representatives of Nigeria’s traditional allies such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, China, Germany, Finland, Jamaica, Japan, Israel, Turkey and several others are expected at the high-profile event.

The Secretary General of the Federation said, “So far, invitations have been sent to Presidents and Heads of Government as well as Heads of international organisations. We are also glad to report that many of these invitees have confirmed attendance


“Diplomatic privilege does not allow us to announce the number of people coming. If you know what is happening globally, we cannot tell you who is coming. We leave that to their embassies to make it public.”

It was also disclosed that there will also be a post-inauguration luncheon strictly for the President with his colleague Presidents, Heads of Government and guests at the State House Banquet Hall after the inauguration ceremony.

According to SGF, Boss Mustapha, the handover would hold despite the court cases seeking the cancellation of the ceremony.

“The inauguration would not be stopped pending the determination of the cases in court. This is not the first time we have had elections. In my political life, I have seen different transitions.


‘’From Shagari’s period to Buhari, the inauguration went on despite court cases. In 2003, Buhari spent months at the tribunal up till the Supreme Court. He repeated the process three times. The only election that was not litigated was in 2015 when Jonathan conceded defeat. With or without litigation, the handover will be held on May 29. The Constitution and Electoral Act are clear on this,” he explained.

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