Judgments in suits challenging Tinubu’s victory in the February polls by his two main rivals, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, will be delivered on live television today, Wednesday (September 6), a registrar for the elections tribunal in Nigeria’s capital Abuja said in a statement.
The tribunal has been hearing arguments since challenges to the outcome of February’s presidential election were filed in March.
Major contentions include concerns over the way in which results were transmitted and the interpretation of a constitutional requirement for the winning candidate to secure two-thirds of votes in Nigeria’s 36 states and its federal capital territory. No Nigerian president has ever had his election overturned by a court. The decision can be appealed at Nigeria’s supreme court