Atiku, Obi Vs Tinubu: Catholic Bishops Faults PEPC, Sends Warning to Supreme Court

Atiku, Obi Vs Tinubu: Catholic Bishops Faults PEPC, Sends Warning to Supreme Court

  • The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has condemned the rulings of the presidential election tribunal court
  • Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, the CBCN president, at the bishops' ceremony on Sunday, warned that the Supreme Court must not bend the law in favour of anyone
  • The clerics gave the warning following the dismissal of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi's petitions against President Bola Tinubu at the appeal court over lack of evidence

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has commented on the outcome of the presidential election petition court (PEPC) that nullified the petitions filed by Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The religious leaders then warned the Supreme Court not to rule in favour of one political party against the other, The Nation reported.

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Catholic bishops send strong warning as Atiku, Obi prepare appeals against Tinubu Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi
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Catholic bishops faults PEPC judgment as Atiku, Obi files appeals at the Supreme Court

They are making the comment as Atiku and Obi have rejected the outcome of the tribunal and are already preparing to seek redress at the Supreme Court about the decision of the appeal court on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

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The bishops faulted the position of the PEPC that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was not compelled to transmit the election results using electronic means, which was provided with the task payers' money.

What the religious leaders were referring to was the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) and Result Viewing Portal (ReV).

Bishops warn Supreme Court against delivering favourable judgment

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Archbishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, the CBCN president, made their position known at the opening ceremony of the 2023 second plenary assembly of the CBCN and prayed for a period in Nigerian when election results would be decided at the polling units and not the court.

Ugori said INEC disappointed people's expectation in the election and the moral and legal standard of the poll was faulty.

He lamented that people's confidence in the general election was wiped away with the irregularities that was experience during and after elections.

G-20 Summit: Joe Biden meets Tinubu, commends Nigerian president

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has met with the US President, Joe Biden, and the duo discussed the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

According to a statement from the White House, the meeting was part of the sideline event for the two leaders at the G-20 leaders' summit in New Delhi, India.

President Biden commended President Tinubu for his economic reforms and the leadership prowess in the ECOWAS.

Source: Legit.ng

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