There is palpable tension and fear among party stakeholders and supporters ahead of the Supreme Court judgment today on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, which saw Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerge victorious.
Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25th presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, opposition camps have filed a case against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, alleging double nomination by the party’s Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
Wonder9ja understands that a suit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is seeking Tinubu and Shettima’s disqualification from the poll over the alleged double nomination.
The opposition party claimed the act violated the electoral laws.
The appellant anchored its appeal on the claims that the appellate court erred in law when it dismissed its appeal and affirmed the judgment of a trial court which held that the suit was incompetent and lacking in merit.
According to PDP, APC breached the law by nominating Shettima as the senatorial candidate for Borno Central and as a vice-presidential candidate for the party.
Barring last-minute decisions, Tinubu and Shettima will be sworn in as President and Vice-President, respectively, on Monday, May 29, 2023.
However, the anticipated ruling today is speculated to have generated some panic among Nigerians. Amid this, the ruling party has gone ahead with preparation for the May 29 inauguration ceremony.
Should the Supreme Court rule in favour of the PDP on the case filed, Tinubu and Shettima’s victory may be declared nulled.