In a recent statement, presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale sought to dispel any concerns regarding President Bola Tinubu’s attitude towards the impending judgment by the Presidential Election Petition Court, scheduled for Wednesday. Ngelale affirmed that President Tinubu harbors no worries about the outcome, firmly believing in the legitimacy of his election victory.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
“He (Tinubu) is not worried simply because he knows he won the election,” stated Ngelale during an interview on Channels Television. The presidential spokesperson emphasized that President Tinubu has no intention of resorting to threats or intimidation towards the judicial officers tasked with the decision.
Ngelale further expressed the President’s unwavering faith in the Nigerian judicial system, highlighting the importance of impartiality in the judicial process. According to him, President Tinubu sees no reason to cast doubts on the integrity of the judges, firmly trusting that they will render their judgment based solely on the merits of the case before them.
“He will continue to ensure that no matter what the outcome of the judgment is, he does his part and ensure that our institutions continue to be respected, not just by him, but all actors,” Ngelale added.
It’s worth noting that the Tribunal’s judgment is set to be delivered while President Tinubu is attending the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India. In a previous statement by the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, the Tribunal confirmed that it will issue its judgments on the various challenges to Tinubu’s victory in the February 25, 2023 poll. Moreover, the court announced that the proceedings will be open to live broadcast by interested television stations.
Tinubu’s election win has faced challenges from several parties, including Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). Atiku, a former Vice President, secured the second position in the closely contested election, while Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, came third.