Ahead of Wednesday’s judgment to be delivered by the Presidential Election Petition Court, the Presidency says that President Bola Tinubu is not worried about the outcome of the court.
According to the presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, the President sees no need to threaten judicial officers, saying that the judiciary is in the best position to make independent decision based on the merits of the case before it.
He stressed that the president believes in the sanctity and integrity of the Nigerian judicial system, adding that Tinubu will continue to ensure that no matter what the outcome of the judgment is, he does his part and ensure that the institutions continue to be respected, not just by him, but all actors.
Recall that the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, had yesterday said the Tribunal will deliver its judgments on the cases before it, challenging the victory of Tinubu, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, 2023 poll. The court also said the proceedings will be open to live broadcast by interested television stations.
Tinubu’s election is being challenged by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). Reports say Atiku, a former Vice President, came second in the keenly contested poll; while Obi, an ex-governor of Anambra State, came third.