Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister has emphasized that election petitions should not be determined through social media platforms.
In an interview with Channels Television on Thursday, Wike stated that opposition parties lack a substantial case against President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election, a decision upheld by the tribunal on Wednesday.
The tribunal ruled that the petitions filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) lacked merit.
Wike praised the presidential election petition tribunal for its meticulous review of the petitions, highlighting that election cases require evidence and facts, not mere propaganda.
Wike acknowledged the toughness of the February presidential election and expressed doubt that Peter Obi could have won.
Responding to claims of influencing the judiciary, Wike referenced a previous case where Obi reclaimed his mandate as Anambra governor in 2006 and challenged critics to prove any wrongdoing.
He also emphasized that he did not criticize the judiciary when he lost some of his own cases in court.