BREAKING: VP Kashim Shettima Arives Court ahead of Tribunal Judgement

BREAKING: VP Kashim Shettima Arives Court ahead of Tribunal Judgement

  • Vice President Kashim Shettima appeared before the presidential election petition court on Wednesday
  • At the court, the vice president presented himself as the first respondent, representing President Tinubu and himself
  • Tinubu and Shettima are being challenged in court over their victory in the February 25 presidential election

FCT, Abuja - Kashim Shettima, Nigeria's vice president, arrived at the presidential election petition court (PEPC) in Abuja on Wednesday, September 6.

The vice president arrived ahead of the judgment expected to be delivered on the numerous election petitions against the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

Kashim Shettima/Bola Tinubu/APC/Presidential Election Petition Court
Shettima appears before a presidential tribunal in Abuja Photo Credit: Kashim Shettima
Source: Twitter

Why Atiku, Obi challenging Tinubu's victory in court

On Wednesday, March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu and Vice President Shettima as the February 25 presidential election winners. However, the opposition has rejected the declaration and is challenging the result at the tribunal.

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However, the opposition camps, including Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party, have raised different objections against the declaration of Tinubu and Shettima as the winner of the poll.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, heavily armed security men were seen at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal ahead of the sitting on Wednesday.

How Obi, Atiku's supporters are reacting to the proceedings

On social media, the supporters of Peter Obi and Atiku have been making critical comments about the outcome of the election while also expressing optimism that their court would favour their candidates and remove President Bola Tinubu.

But the presidency has dismissed the intuition that the court would remove Tinubu, adding that the president was confident of securing victory at the court and that he was sure he won the election.

Presently, President Tinubu is out of the country to New Delhi in India for the G-20 leaders' summit.


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