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Anxiety for Tinubu, Obi, Atiku as Tribunal fixes date for verdict on presidential election

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There are strong indications that the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) has chosen Saturday, September 16, as the date to deliver its final ruling on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

The PEPT is expected to deliver its ruling in the suit challenging the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the poll.

Sources on Monday, August 28, claimed that the tribunal has now picked September 16 as the judgment date.

According to one of the sources, the five-member tribunal which sat at the Court of Appeal complex in Abuja from May 8 to August 1, fixed the date.

It was gathered that incidentally, the date is the deadline for the tribunal to deliver its judgment.

The date is the final day available for the tribunal to deliver its judgment on the three petitions instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) together with their presidential candidates, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Peter Obi, and Princess Chichi Ojei respectively.

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