Presidency Optimistic as Supreme Court Sets Date for Judgment on Tinubu’s Election.
In response to the Supreme Court’s announcement of a judgment date for President Bola Tinubu’s election, the presidency has expressed confidence in the outcome.
The Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on Thursday, October 26, regarding the election petition brought by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party against President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The legal battle has been ongoing since the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s decision on September 6.
Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi challenged the outcome of the election, leading to the case reaching the Supreme Court.
During a recent hearing, the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on both matters, ultimately deciding to make its verdict public on October 26.
In a swift response on Wednesday, Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Tinubu on information and strategy, conveyed his optimism through his Twitter handle.
He expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s victory at the apex court, saying, “The Supreme Court will give its verdict tomorrow in the appeals filed by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
They are challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Bola Tinubu in the 25 February election.”
Onanuga further stated, “We in the APC are hopeful for victory. We are hopeful that the apex court will affirm the sanctity of the 8.9m votes of Nigerians that gave President Tinubu victory last February.”
The nation now eagerly awaits the Supreme Court’s judgment, which will determine the outcome of this significant election petition, and the presidency remains confident in its position.
The verdict on October 26 will be closely watched by all parties involved, as it holds the key to the final resolution of this electoral dispute.