Live updates: Judges arrive courtroom
Justices of the Election Presidential Tribunal arrived at the court at about 9:27 a.m. to deliver judgment on three petitions that are seeking to remove President Bola Tinubu from office.
Wednesday’s judgment will be delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, assisted by other members of the panel: Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.
The petitions, marked: CA/PEPC/03/2023, CA/PEPC/05/2023 and CA/PEPC/04/2023, were lodged before the court by the candidate of the Labour Party, Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi; a former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as well as the Allied Peoples Movement, respectively.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had, on March 1, announced that Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress won the presidential election that was held on February 25, ahead of 17 other candidates that participated in the contest. It declared that Tinubu scored a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat the two major contenders, Alhaji Atiku of the PDP, who came second with a total of 6,984,520 votes, and Mr. Obi of the LP, who came third with a total of 6,101,533 votes.
Dissatisfied with the outcome of the election, both Atiku and Obi approached the court to invalidate it.