Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, on Friday asked the Tribunal to decide on the petition of the party against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu before May 29.
TOP MEDIA reports that according to Bwala, “the facts are not disputed that Tinubu didn’t get the 25 percent of the votes in the FCT”. He also stated that one of the reasons why the Tribunal must act fast is because there is tension in the country.
He wrote on his known Twitter handle: “I agree perfectly with the postulation of the legal luminary Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, who suggested that since section 134 of the constitution is purely a matter of law and interpretation, Presidential Tribunal can decide that question before May 29.
“Because the facts are not disputed that Tinubu didn’t get the 25 percent of the votes in the FCT, hence the need to interpret whether the requirement for 25 percent of the FCT is sacrosanct. And if the court holds that the requirement is sacrosanct, then there will be no need to decide other issues in the petition which takes hearing to 180 days; they would simply order a run-off. It is as simple as ABC, that can be decided before May 29.
“They said the court is not only the court of law but also court of public policy, hence the need to act because it will be in the interest of public policy to address the tension in the country.”