The All Progressives Congress (APC) legal team has been briefed and is ready to defend the party’s mandate. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Tinubu the President-elect on March 1 after he polled 8.8million votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and candidates of 15 other parties.
Atiku and Obi have since filed separate petitions seeking orders to annul the election or declare them as winners. Tinubu, APC and INEC have also filed counter-petitions at the tribunal, dismissing the claims of the PDP and LP.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling party of plotting to influence the outcome of the petitions before the tribunal. PDP national publicity secretary Hon. Debo Ologunagba alleged that APC had planned to sway the tribunal and has been intimidating, harassing, and threatening young people and prominent Nigerian figures for speaking out against actions being taken to impose a government that does not have the support of the majority of Nigerians, as expressed at the voting booths.
Today, the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal begins hearing the petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the February 2023 presidential election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) legal team is ready to defend the party’s mandate