President Tinubu made this known shortly after the final verdict on the petition decided by a five-man panel of judges sitting in Abuja.
All eyes are on the apex court to determine the future of the over two hundred millions of Nigerians following the verdict on the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
Atiku is praying the apex court set aside the September 6 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, which dismissed his petition that the election was rigged in favour of the ruling party.
The cleric, however, insisted that the truth should prevail even as the opposition was challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the court.
He stressed the necessity for leaders in Africa’s largest economy to be dedicated to upholding the rule of law.
The judges also advised the fines be paid within 48 hours after the judgment is given into the consolidated account of the Appeal court lodged at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“Nigerians were witnesses to the electoral robbery that took place on February 25, 2023, which was globally condemned but the Tribunal in its wisdom refused to accept the obvious”. He said
Ikpeazu’s move was disclosed on Monday in a statement by Kazie Uko, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti.
Atiku and Obi, however, rejected the results, with each claiming at separate press conferences that the election was fraught with violence and massive rigging.
According to them, “virtually every delegate was aware of Omo-Agege’s stance, “but as God would have it, the former Lagos governor won the primary convincingly.”
The three presiding officers were summoned by Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
“All those saying I want an appointment don’t know what they are saying. What exactly do they want to happen to the young ones coming up? I said I have forgiven him.” He said.
At the resumed hearing of their petition on Wednesday, counsel to the petitioners, Jegede Eyitayo (SAN) called the 21st witness to testify in the matter.
Displeased with the statement that implied that his client was uncooperative, counsel for INEC, Kemi Pinhero SAN who conducted Wednesday’s proceedings on behalf of the electoral body countered the assertion.
He said the INEC chairman would also tender some sensitive documents during his appearance.
“Do not be tempted to abandon your party just because of a temporary setback. In the end, the truth and good shall triumph over falsehood and evil.” He said
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When the matter was called, Obi stood up to announce his appearance followed by Dudu Manuga, the National Women’s Leader of the Party who sat close to Obi.
The application, however, has triggered mixed reactions as numerous concerned citizens in the diaspora have thrown weight behind Atiku, while the opposition kicks against it.
He stated this during the unveiling of the book, ‘Peter Obi: many voices, one perspective’ in Anambra State.