Abuja’s Presidential Election Tribunal has officially clarified that it has not yet set a date for the release of its verdicts regarding the petitions challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu. In response to rumors suggesting a fixed date of September 16, 2023, for the judgment on cases involving Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and the Labour Party against Bola Tinubu, INEC, Kashim Shettima, and the APC, the Secretary of the PEPC panel, Barrister Josephine J. Ekperobe, confirmed the absence of any confirmed judgment date to THE WHISTLER.
The viral report had garnered substantial attention on social media, particularly on the X platform, sparking discussions and interactions among netizens. Even prominent singer and activist Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, shared the unverified claim on his verified X handle. In the tweet, Charly Boy stated, “Are you ready, obedient citizens? The Tribunal (PEPT) has announced that the judgment date for the cases involving Peter Obi and the Labour Party against Bola Tinubu, INEC, Shettima, and APC, as well as the PDP’s case of Atiku against APC, INEC, and Tinubu, is scheduled for September 16, 2023.”
However, Ekperobe, in communication with THE WHISTLER, categorically denied the accuracy of the date, stating, “No date yet” in response to the inquiry.