Tinubu's spokesman says he is not bothered about tomorrow's tribunal verdict because he knows he won

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu is not in the slightest bit bothered by the impending judgement of the Presidential Election Tribunal which is due tomorrow according his spokesman Ajuri Ngelale who said he believes the mandate of the electorate will be upheld.


After months of legal wrangling, Nigeria's Presidential Election Tribunal is set to deliver its verdict tomorrow in response to suits filed by the opposition challenging the outcome of the February 29 presidential elections. President Tinubu had been declared the winner but his opponents Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, went to court challenging the result.


Currently in India attending a G20 summit, President Tinubu will get to learn of the tribunal's decision while he is abroad. Earlier this week, Umar Bangari,  the registrar of Nigeria's Court of Appeal, confirmed that the tribunal had chosen tomorrow, September 6, to deliver judgment on the petitions challenging the election of President Tinubu.⁣


However, Mr Ngelale said: "President Bola Tinubu is not worried about the outcome of the judgement of the Presidential Election Tribunal. He’s not worried simply because he knows he won the election.”

On March 1, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) announced Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election. According to Inec,  the former Lagos State governor secured 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who garnered 6,984,520, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who got 6,101,533 votes.⁣

Unsatisfied with the outcome, five political parties, the PDP, Labour Party, Action Peoples Party, Allied Peoples Movement and the Action Alliance, filed separate petitions before the tribunal seeking to annul President Tinubu’s victory. Some of the parties want their candidates to be declared winner, while others want a re-run.