Newsone reports that the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT), on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
This online news platform understands that the five-man panel of the Tribunal that upheld Tinubu’s 2023 Election victory was led by Justice Haruna Tsammani.
Newsone Nigeria reports that the judgment followed petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar; the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, challenging the victory of Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on March 1.
Tinubu who vied for the 2023 Presidential Election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) scored a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku and Obi, who polled 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes, respectively according to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire.
According to the lead judge, Justice Haruna Tsammani, “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.”
The five-person panel of the Tribunal led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, thereafter, unanimously took turns to dismiss the petitions presented by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi, challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on March 1, 2023.
The justices include Justice Haruna Tsammani, Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Mistura Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Boloukuoromo Ugo, and Justice Abba Mohammed.