All is now set for the delivery of the much-awaited judgment on the petitions questioning the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the February 25 presidential election.
The judgment will be delivered on Wednesday by the Presidential Election Petition Court sitting at the Court of Appeal (CoA).
But it is not an all-comers affair as many will have to watch the judgment day event from their television sets, according to a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter).
The statement by the court’s Chief Registrar, Mr. Bangari, says only accredited individuals and legal counsels to the petitioners will be allowed access into the court room.
“The Court of Appeal wishes to inform the General Public that judgment in the following petitions before the Presidential Election Petition Court will be delivered on Wednesday 6th September, 2023:
The Chief Registrar adds that all is in place to ensure that the judgment in the three petitions pending before the court is delivered hitch free.
The petitions by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku; the Labour Party and it’s Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi and that of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
“In a bid to promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow.
“Access to the Court premises will be strictly on accreditation. Only accredited individuals, including Counsel and representatives of Political Parties, will be granted access into the Courtroom.
“Interested members of the public are advised to watch proceedings from their television sets.,” the statement reads.