The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal announced that September 6 has been set as the date for the judgement on the petitions contesting President Bola Tinubu's victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Umar Bangari, Registrar of the Court of Appeal revealed In an interview with Channels Television on Monday, that the much-anticipated verdict will be given on Wednesday, September 6th.
Furthermore, Bangari stated that the court hearings will be open to live broadcast by interested television stations.
Bangari added that everything has been put in place to enable a smooth delivery of the judgements in the three petitions.
To avoid congestion and security breaches, he noted that enough security has been put in place and that only invited members of political parties and members of the general public will be allowed inside the courtroom.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared President Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2023 presidential election. The Labour Party (LP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), as well as their presidential candidates, had petitioned the tribunal to overturn that decision.
It should also be recalled that the five-person tribunal presided over by Justice Haruna Simon Tsamani withheld judgement after adopting the final written addresses of the parties involved in the lawsuit and said the parties and their solicitors would be informed of the verdict's date of delivery.