The Presidency has denied allegations that President Bola Tinubu threatened judges ahead of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s ruling, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6.
According to the Presidency, Tinubu is not concerned about the outcome of the tribunal because he believes he won the election fairly.
Speaking on Channels TV this evening September 4, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said;
“He (Tinubu) is not worried simply because he knows he won the election,”
He said the President sees no need to threaten judicial officers, adding that the judiciary is in the best position to make independent decisions based on the merits of the case before it.
“The President sees no need to threaten judicial officers. He sees no need to raise speculations against the integrity of judicial officers; he believes in the sanctity and integrity of the Nigerian judicial system, he believes the great men and women on the panel will make their decisions based only on the facts before them.
He will continue to ensure that no matter what the outcome of the judgment is, he does his part and ensure that our institutions continue to be respected, not just by him, but all actors,” Ngelale said
The Tribunal’s judgment will be delivered while the President is away in New Delhi, India, for the G-20 Leaders’ Summit.
The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, said the Tribunal will on Wednesday, September 6, deliver its judgments on the cases before it challenging the victory of Tinubu, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, 2023 poll.