According to the presidency, President Bola Tinubu is not concerned about the upcoming judgment of the presidential election tribunal.
In an interview with Channels Television, the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed that Tinubu is confident about emerging victorious at the tribunal and remains unfazed by the verdict.
Ngelale explained that Tinubu did not feel the need to threaten the judicial officers involved in the election petition because he believes that the mandate given to him by the Nigerian people was freely given.Tinubu is optimistic that the panel will deliver a fair judgment based on the evidence presented.
“Unlike some political gladiators in the country, the President sees no need to threaten judicial officers,” he said.
“He sees no need to raise speculations against the integrity of judicial officers. He believes in the sanctity and integrity of the Nigerian judicial system.
“As a result of his confidence and faith in the judiciary, he believes that the mandate which Nigerians freely gave to him during the elections would stand. That is the position of the President.
“He will continue to ensure that no matter what the outcome of the judgment is, he does his part and ensures that our institutions continue to be respected, not just by him, but by all actors.
“He is not worried because he knows he won the election. We believe that we have presented the best case and the evidence is on our side,” he said.
The tribunal is scheduled to announce its decision on September 6, responding to the petitions filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all contesting Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election.