Tribunal to give verdict on Bola Tinubu presidential win

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will on September 6, deliver a ruling on petitions challenging the election of Nigeria’s president Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress.

President Bola Tinubu’s victory was challenged at the tribunal by his two main competitors in elections held in February.

People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar who came second in the elections filed a petition to challenge Tinubu’s win.

Another petition was filed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party who was third in the presidential race.

Bola Tinubu
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi

The tribunal started hearing the petitions in June this year and is expected to deliver a televised judgement on September 6.

Most political analysts and international observers believed that the tribunal would uphold Tinubu’s win.

Bola Tinubu was sworn in as Nigerian President despite the election petitions. He has been striving to improve the country’s economy and the security of its citizens.

As the tribunal prepares to make a ruling, the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP) Julius Abure had on August 28 claimed the tribunal will declare Peter Obi as president of Nigeria.

Abure made the remarks while on a trip to the United States, during a meeting with Nigerians living in the US.

On the other hand, Abure’s remarks were sharply opposed by Reno Omokri, ex-aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who maintained that Peter Obi’s case was weak.

Omokri criticized Abure’s remarks, terming them as misleading.

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