Tribunal: Tinubu Not Worried, Sees No Need To Threaten Judges, Says Presidency

The Presidency said that President Bola Tinubu is not concerned about the result of the Presidential Election Petition Court’s decision on Wednesday.

“He (Tinubu) is not worried simply because he knows he won the election,” presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale explained.
According to Ngelale, the President sees no reason to intimidate judicial personnel, claiming that the court is best placed to make autonomous judgements based on the merits of the issue at hand.

“There is no need for the President to threaten judicial officers.” He finds no reason to cast doubt on court officials’ honesty; he believes in the purity and integrity of the Nigerian legal system, and he thinks the outstanding men and women on the panel would base their choices only on the facts before them.

“He will continue to ensure that, regardless of the outcome of the judgement,” Ngelale continued, “he does his part and ensures that our institutions continue to be respected, not just by him but by all actors.”

The tribunal’s decision will be given when the president is attending the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India.

Earlier on Monday, the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, stated that the Tribunal will give decisions on the petitions before contesting Tinubu’s win in the February 25, 2023 election as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

The court further stated that the hearings will be televised live by interested television stations.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) are all challenging Tinubu’s election.
Former Vice President Atiku finished in second in the hotly contested vote, while former Anambra State Governor Obi came in third.

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