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Tinubu Confident of Victory, Says Presidential Aide Ngelale



The presidency has officially announced that President Bola Tinubu remains unperturbed by the impending verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, set to be delivered this coming Wednesday.

In an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Ajuri Ngelale, a Presidential aide, confidently stated, “President Tinubu isn’t anxious about this because he is confident he emerged victorious in the election.” Ngelale, acting as the presidential spokesperson, reiterated this sentiment during the Politics Today program on Monday.

Ngelale went on to emphasize that the President has no intention of influencing or intimidating the judicial officers involved in the case. He firmly believes that the judiciary is fully capable of making an impartial decision based solely on the merits of the case at hand.

“The President sees no need to threaten judicial officers. He sees no need to raise speculations against the integrity of judicial officers; he believes in the sanctity and integrity of the Nigerian judicial system, he believes the great men and women on the panel will make their decisions based only on the fact before them.

“He will continue to ensure that no matter what the outcome of the judgment is, he does his part and ensure that our institutions continue to be respected, not just by him, but all actors,” Ngelale added.

The Tribunal’s judgment will be delivered while the President is away in New Delhi, India, for the G-20 Leaders’ Summit.

Umar Bangari, the Court of Appeal’s Registrar, stated earlier on Monday that the Tribunal would issue its rulings on the cases it had heard contesting Tinubu’s election as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate at the time on February 25, 2023.

The court also announced that interested television stations are welcome to broadcast the proceedings live.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) are all challenging Tinubu’s election.