Famous Nigerian entertainer, Charles Oputa, known by his stage name, as Charly Boy claims the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed September 16 for judgement on the petitions challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu.
While DAILY POST cannot authoritatively confirm the date, the Tribunal, according to the Constitution, has up till Sept 16, 2023 (which is Maximum 180 days of filing of Petitions) to deliver judgement on the petitions.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 25 election and his Labour Party (LP), counterpart, Peter Obi had filed petitions asking the Tribunal to sack Tinubu over several allegations.
Charly Boy in a post on his official X handle, urged supporters of Obi known as Obidients to get ready for the judgement.
The post reads, “OBIDIENTS ARE U Ready? Tribunal (PEPT) has announced that the judgment date for the cases involving Peter Obi and the Labour Party against Bola Tinubu, INEC, Shettima, and APC, as well as the PDP’s case of Atiku against APC, INEC, and Tinubu, is scheduled for September 16, 2023.”
Meanwhile, another source revealed on Sunday that the five-member tribunal, which convened at the Court of Appeal complex in Abuja from May 8 to August 1, has unanimously selected September 16 as the pivotal date for its judgment.
Significantly, this date aligns with the tribunal’s established deadline for delivering its final decision.
Guided by Justice Haruna Simon Tsamani, the tribunal is poised to pronounce judgment on the trio of petitions presented by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), along with their respective presidential candidates—Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Peter Obi, and Princess Chichi Ojei from Delta.
Their petitions contest the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s affirmation of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the victor of the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, in the nation.
Notably, the defendants named in these cases encompass Tinubu himself, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).