PDP Reacts As Tribunal Confirms Date To Deliver Judgement.
FCT, Abuja – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said “eyes are on the judiciary” as Nigerians and members of the international community await the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
The tribunal has fixed September 6 for judgement on the electoral dispute.
The PDP has expressed faith that the court will ensure justice over the just-concluded presidential election.
“We await the court’s verdict”: PDP
The Court of Appeal’s Registrar, Umar Bangari, confirmed that the proceedings will be open to live broadcast by interested television stations.
Reacting, the PDP posted on its verified X (formerly Twitter) handle with an accompanying communiqué from the Court of Appeal:
“It’s now official: The Court of Appeal has scheduled Wednesday, September 6, 2023, to deliver judgment on the much-awaited petition filed by our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig, and our Presidential Candidate in the February 25, 2023 Election, @atiku concerning the fraudulent declaration of @officialABAT of the @OfficialAPCNg as winner of the election.
“Our eyes are on the judiciary as Nigerians and members of the international community await the verdict of the court.”
It’s now official:
The Court of Appeal has scheduled Wednesday September 6, 2023, to deliver judgment on the much awaited petition filed by our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig and our Presidential Candidate in the February 25, 2023 Election, @atiku concerning the fraudulent… pic.twitter.com/rHhZzHPuOm
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) September 4, 2023
Atiku/Tinubu: Tribunal picks date for judgement
Earlier, it was reported that the petitions filed by Atiku and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), against the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are nearing their conclusion.
The PEPC will deliver judgment on petitions challenging the election of Tinubu on Wednesday, September 6.
Tribunal: ‘Atiku will win’, NWC member
Timothy Osadolor, a loyalist of Atiku said that “the weight of evidence” before the Election Petition Court will hand the former vice-president victory in court.
Osadolor, a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP and Deputy National Youth Leader of the party stated this, according to The Punch in a report on Monday, September, 4.
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By law, the tribunal is mandated to hand down its judgments 180 days after the filing of the petitions by the aggrieved candidates.