Tribunal Upholds Tinubu’s Election as President
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The election of Mr Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria has been upheld by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
On March 1, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the presidential election held on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
This was challenged by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Atiku Abubakar, and that of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, at the appeal court.
In his lead judgement, Justice Haruna Tsammani held that the petitions filed by the petitioners lacked merit, and dismissed them. He ruled that Mr Tinubu was duly elected by the majority of lawful votes cast in the poll.
“This petition accordingly lacks merit. I affirm the return of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the duly elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The parties are to bear their cost,” Justice Tsammani held.