President Bola Tinubu is “not worried” about the outcome of the Presidential Election Tribunal’s decision on Wednesday, according to Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Ajuri Ngelale on Monday.
“He’s not worried simply because he knows he won the election,” Ngelale said when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today anchored by Seun Okinbaloye.
Tinubu, who will leave for New Delhi, India, on Monday night (today) to attend the G-20 summit will be absent as the tribunal delivers its landmark judgment after weeks of hearings.
This comes hours after the registrar of the court of appeal, Umar Bangari, confirmed that the court had chosen Wednesday, September 6, to deliver judgment on the petitions challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Tinubu the victor of the 2023 presidential election on March 1, 2023.
In order to overcome Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, who received 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who received 6,101,533 votes, the former governor of Lagos State received 8,794,726 votes.
Five political parties—the PDP, LP, Action Peoples Party, Allied Peoples Movement, and the Action Alliance—filed separate applications before the tribunal in an effort to have Tinubu’s election declared invalid because they were unhappy with the outcome.