Judgment Day: Tinubu, Obi, Atiku Absent At Supreme Court

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, were notably absent from the Supreme Court in Abuja as the court prepared to deliver its judgment.

The judgment, expected to be delivered on Thursday, pertained to their appeals against the tribunal’s decision that upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election held on February 25, 2023.

Despite their absence, several prominent figures were present in the court for the anticipated judgment. Notable attendees included Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to the president, Nyesom Wike, the FCT Minister, Abdullahi Ganduje, the APC national chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser, and Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party.

The Supreme Court holds the final authority on this matter, making its judgment a pivotal moment in the ongoing legal battle over the 2023 presidential election results. The absence of the two principal candidates, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, adds intrigue to the proceedings and leaves the court to decide the outcome without their direct presence.

The nation’s political landscape is closely following the Supreme Court’s judgment, as it carries the potential to influence the course of the presidency. The decision reached by the apex court will ultimately determine the fate of the election results and the subsequent leadership of the country.

The justices have just arrived.