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How Tinubu is pre-emptively intimidating the judiciary on the outcome of the presidential election – PDP



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of pre-emptively intimidating the judiciary on the outcome of the presidential election petition. 

PDP said the written address by Tinubu’s lawyer to the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) amounts to a threat.

The national publicity secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba said the statement by the lawyers in the said written address threatening crisis and anarchy in the country in the event of the Court ruling that their clients did not meet the Constitutionally required 25% votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is subversive, an affront to Democratic Order and assault on the corporate existence of the nation.

He said, “It is alarming and disturbing that the APC externalized to the public, their final written address in which they also threatened national peace if the Court upholds the clear provisions of Section 134 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) with regard to the mandatory and statutory requirements for which a Candidate in a Presidential election can be declared winner.

“The threats, either through Counsel or officials of the APC is calculated to intimidate and harass the Judiciary and indeed Nigerians.

“The PDP holds that the clear intent of the APC is to blackmail the Court and emasculate the independence of the judiciary to discharge its duties in accordance with the dictates of the law. This action is ostensibly to set the stage to orchestrate violent crisis in various parts of the country with the intention to further blackmail the PEPC.

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