As Nigerians eagerly await the announcement of the date for the delivery of the judgement on the presidential election outcome, shocking details have emerged regarding President Bola Tinubu’s victory that could potentially lead to its nullification by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The controversy began when, in the early hours of March 1st, 2023, while most of the nation was asleep, Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2023 general elections.
In a turn of events, candidates from opposing parties, including Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party, and the candidate of the All Progressives Movement, filed petitions challenging the validity of Tinubu’s victory. These candidates, backed by significant evidence, have brought to light a series of disturbing allegations that could potentially lead to the nullification of Tinubu’s victory.
Among the questions that the Tribunal is set to answer based on the evidence presented are:
- Did Bola Tinubu forfeit $460,000 drug money?
- Did Bola Tinubu forge his University certificates?
- Did his Vice President, Kashim Shettima, have invalid and/or double nominations?
- Did Bola Tinubu lie under oath?
- Did Bola Tinubu win the majority of the votes?
- Did Bola Tinubu score 25% in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as required by the constitution?
- Were the election results electronically transmitted as promised by INEC’s guidelines for the conduct of the 2023 election?
- Was there a glitch during the presidential election, or did an INEC IT expert intentionally change passwords?
The central issue revolves around how these allegations align with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Legal experts and constitutional scholars are analyzing the evidence and the constitutional provisions to determine the implications of each allegation on the election’s legitimacy.
As the Tribunal delves into the complexities of these allegations and their potential implications for the election results, it appears that the validity of Bola Tinubu’s victory is under considerable scrutiny.
Although not confirmed, reports indicate that there is an 80% likelihood that the Tribunal might rule in favor of nullifying Bola Tinubu’s victory, opening up a new chapter of political uncertainty for Nigeria.
Recall that Bola Tinubu, through his lawyer, has warned that if he is disqualified due to not meeting the 25% votes required by the constitution in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), it will lead to anarchy and chaos. However, lawyers representing Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar have debunked his claims, stating that his disqualification will not cause heaven to fall.
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With the nation on tenterhooks and political tensions running high, Nigerians brace themselves for the Tribunal’s judgement, which has the potential to reshape the country’s political landscape.