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Latest update on Presidential Election Petition Tribunal


Below is the latest News on Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

Atiku: I reassure you, we will recover our mandate.”

The court’s action will determine the stability of democracy, says Damagum.

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  • Sambo calls for unity among party members.

The tribunal fixes a date to hear Peter Obi’s petitions.


The Governor of Sokoto State and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, expressed confidence in the ’s ability to restore the mandate of PDP presidential candidate and former vice president Atiku Abubakar as President of Nigeria.

Tambuwal addressed attendees at a reception and send-forth event organised by the forum for incoming governors and outgoing state chief executives.
Atiku stated that the PDP would regain its mandate, as he believes the party did not lose the presidential election held on February 25.

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Ambassador Iliya Damagun, who is currently serving as the national chairman of the PDP, urged the judiciary to handle the presidential election petitions regarding the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential poll with caution. Damagun stated that the role of the judiciary would have an impact on the development of democracy in Nigeria.

Namadi Sambo, the former Vice President, urged PDP members in the states to come together and work in unity. Sambo commented on the current state of the PDP, expressing concern about the frequency of crises and member suspensions and stating that it is a cause for alarm.

Tambuwal expressed confidence that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, will be restored as the constitutionally elected president. Based on current circumstances, there is confidence that the mandate will be reinstated. He is perceived as the incoming president.

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Atiku made a statement, saying, “We aim to redirect our party’s focus towards the upcoming task.” Our party did not win the presidential election. Let’s remain focused on regaining our mandate from the previous presidential election.

There are many challenges. The PDP used to be the dominant party in Nigeria, but it has experienced a decline. It is important to maintain unity and work towards regaining past successes. One could consider reflecting on the reasons for our current situation and exploring potential solutions to regain past successes. But we need to remain focused before them.

The national chairman of the PDP stated that the judiciary is an important institution for the common man.

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He stated that the judiciary’s actions will have an impact on the development of democracy in the country. The judiciary’s role is to provide fair adjudication for all issues concerning Nigerians.

Damagun stated that the NWC is committed to resolving its internal crisis. There is no reason to be alarmed. The speaker praised the previous PDP governors for their assistance to the party and urged the new governors to follow their example by providing both moral and financial support to the party.

During the event, Sambo, who served as the chairman, encouraged the PDP to prioritise unity, referencing the ongoing conflict within the party in Kaduna State.
The individual requested that the PDP leadership become involved, stating that the frequent suspension of members could hinder the party’s progress in Kaduna and other states.

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The keynote lecture was given by Professor Muda Yusuf on the topic of “Good Governance at the Subnational Level: Issues, Perspective, Expectations, and Outcomes.”

Yusuf discussed the rising debt profile of Nigeria in his lecture, noting that it had increased from N12.6 trillion in 2015 to over 80 trillion in 2023. He made a comparison between the current situation in Nigeria and the economic conditions during the regime of Idi Amin in Uganda, where the currency lost its value.

The economy’s mismanagement was attributed by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to the federal government.

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Obaseki mentioned a situation where he expressed concerns about the economy, but some members of the opposition party accused him of using it for political gain.

Peter Obi’s case against Bola Tinubu, APC, and INEC will be heard on May 18, 2023.


Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has filed a petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal against Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


The petition is set to be heard on May 18, 2023. This move comes after the 2023 presidential election, in which Bola Tinubu of the APC was declared the winner.


Obi’s petition alleges irregularities and malpractices during the election and seeks to challenge the legitimacy of the election results, Tinubu’s drug case, the double nominations of Kashim Shettima, and 25% FCT. The hearing of the petition is expected to be a significant event in Nigeria’s political landscape, with potential implications for future elections.

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