The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, in a recent interview said his principal, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is “not worried” about Wednesday’s Presidential Election Tribunal judgement.
According to him, Tinubu was the winner in the February 25, 2023, general election, and for that reason he is not worried ‘because he he knows won’ at the poll.
Ngelale told Channels TV’s Seun Okinbaloye, the anchor of Politic Today.
“He’s (President Tinubu) not worried simply because he knows he won the election.”
Tinubu will not be available during the Tribunal judgement on Wednesday, as he, alongside four other ministers and top private businessmen will leave the country for India, tonight, to attend the G-20 summit in the Asian country capital of New Delhi.
Recall, September 6 (Wednesday) was confirmed as the date chosen to deliver judgement on petitions challenging the outcome of the last Presidential election which produced Bola Tinubu as President.
INEC declared Tinubu as winner of the election after he reportedly secured 8,794,726 votes, while Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party and Labour Party’s Peter Obi garnered 6,984,520, and 6,101,533 votes respectively.
Both Atiku and Obi rejected the election outcome, claiming to be the winner, and filed separate petitions at the tribunal seeking the nullification of the Tinubu’s victory.
Other parties that also petitioned the court are, Action Peoples Party (APP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and the Action Alliance (AA).
The court is also expect to deliver judgement on the 25% in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, which has become major talking point on social medial. And views from different parties.
Tinubu was sworn in as President without securing 25% of vote cast in FCT, and according to oppositions it is not possible to emerge a winner in a presidential election without winning the country’s capital.