The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) campaign for president in 2023, Atiku Abubakar, has responded to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) setting a deadline for issuing a final decision on the legal challenges to President Bola Tinubu’s election. CONTINUE READING>>>>>
Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal recently announced that September 6 has been set aside for the announcement of the results of the petitions challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 presidential election. The Court of Appeal Registrar, Umar Bangari, confirmed this date and mentioned that interested television outlets would be able to watch the proceedings live.
The PDP candidate’s media aide, Paul Ibe, stressed in an interview with Daily Trust that the ruling from the presidential tribunal should be based on the terms of the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act of 2022. According to the former vice president’s spokesperson, the PDP and Atiku Abubakar are expecting nothing less than a favorable decision.
We anticipate the PEPT will administer justice in accordance with the 1999 constitution as amended and all other bodies of law that governed the election, said Ibe.
It’s important to note that President Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was pronounced the winner of the 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite petitions from Atiku Abubakar and the PDP to the tribunal to the contrary. The five-member panel presided over by Justice Haruna Simon Tsamani adopted the parties’ final written arguments after which it reserved making its decision and promised to inform the parties involved and their attorneys of the verdict’s delivery date.…… Continue Your Reading