The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) maintains its belief that justice will be served in the Supreme Court regarding the presidential election held on February 25, which was won by Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Following a lengthy 12-hour judgment on September 6, the Presidential Election Petitions Court dismissed petitions filed by the PDP, Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Labour Party (LP), and their respective presidential candidates, all challenging Tinubu’s victory.
The five-member panel, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, not only rejected the consolidated petitions from the PDP, APM, and LP but also confirmed Tinubu’s presidential election win.
However, one week after this ruling, the PDP BoT rejected the verdict, expressing its determination to resist any alleged attempts by the APC to establish one-party rule in Nigeria.
In a statement released after the 75th board meeting held in Abuja, Senator Adolphus Wabara, the acting Chairman of the BoT, expressed confidence in the Supreme Court’s capacity and determination to rectify perceived “wrongs” and “errors” from the tribunal’s judgment. This, he believes, is crucial for the unity, stability, and overall well-being of the nation.
“The BoT remains confident that the Supreme Court possesses the capacity and courage to ultimately and decisively address the perceived wrongs and correct the apparent errors present in the Presidential Election Petition Court’s judgment, all in the best interest of the unity, stability, and continued existence of our nation,” he affirmed.
Wabara reiterated the BoT’s rejection of the Presidential Election Petition Court’s judgment, which upheld the APC’s declaration as the winner of the February 25, 2023, Presidential election, despite what the BoT sees as evidence to the contrary.
Additionally, the BoT is actively monitoring and studying the outcomes of various election court cases, evaluating their adherence to the Rule of Law and consideration of evidence presented before them.