Presidential Election Petition Court Okays Live Telecast of Judgment Tomorrow

The Presidency last night expressed confidence that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election will be upheld tomorrow by the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Also yesterday, Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election expressed optimism that with the evidence they brought before the court, he would upturn the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The position of the President and the challenger came after the tribunal announced that judgment will be delivered tomorrow.

The tribunal’s statement, signed by the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, reads: “The Court of Appeal wishes to inform the general public that judgment in the petitions before the Presidential Election Petition Court will be delivered on Wednesday 6th  September 2023.

“In a bid to promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow.

“Access to the court premises will be strictly on accreditation. Only accredited individuals, including counsel and representatives of political parties, will be granted access to the courtroom.

“Interested members of the public are advised to watch proceedings from their television sets.

“We appeal for the maximum cooperation of the general public to ensure a hitch-free exercise, please.”

In the election Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku who got 6,984,520, and Obi who polled 6,101,533 votes.

The judges presiding over the presidential tribunal are Justice Haruna Tsammani, Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Moses Ugo, and Justice Abba Mohammed.

On August 1, counsel to parties adopted their final written addresses and made their last submissions.

The petition by Atiku and the PDP was taken during the court’s morning session which ended at 12 noon while the adoption of the petition by Obi and the LP was done during the afternoon session, which ended around 5:30 pm


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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