Presidential Tribunal Begins Atiku, PDP’s Judgement


The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has begun delivering its verdict on the petition brought before it by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This comes right after the tribunal dismissed the petition brought by the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, against Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku’s petition challenges the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential election that took place on February 25, 2023

Justice Moses Ugo, a member of the five-member panel, is currently reading the judgment for Atiku’s case against President Tinubu.

President Tinubu Floors Peter Obi

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday defeated Peter Obi and the Labour Party at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT).

The tribunal judges led by Justice Tsammani struck out the petitions challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the February 25th presidential election.

The Election Petition Labour ruled that the Party and Peter Obi, in their petition, could not establish their assertion that INEC must electronically transfer presidential election results.

Where the petitioners alleged that the winner of an election did not score the majority of the lawful votes cast, they must prove two sets of results.

“The one they alleged is the lawful results. The one they are challenging,” the tribunal ruled.

The tribunal stated that the fraud case against President Tinubu brought by the Labour Party could not be proven, adding that the APC candidate was cleared of drug-related crimes in the US.


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