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EXPOSED: Tinubu Exerts Pressure on the Judiciary to Sway Judgement in His Favour

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In the heart of Nigeria’s legal battleground, a stirring revelation has emerged, sending shockwaves through the nation’s political landscape. ReporteraNews can now confirm that an unsettling cloud looms over the judiciary, where whispers of undue influence and mounting pressure have cast doubts on the sanctity of justice. Amidst the turmoil, one name emerges as the epicenter of controversy: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate whose victory in the February 25, 2023, election was steeped in controversy following its contentious declaration by INEC.

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As the nation grapples with this seismic revelation, ReporteraNews delves deep into the heart of the matter, seeking the truth behind the allegations of judicial sway, and uncovering a labyrinth of intrigue surrounding the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) judges in their pivotal role in determining the course of Nigeria’s democracy. Startling revelations point to the direct involvement of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, in attempts to sway the scales of justice in his favour. The air thickens with suspicion as whispers of Tinubu’s alleged attempts to exert undue influence and intimidation paint a disconcerting picture of the pursuit of truth and justice.

The 2023 Nigerian Presidential Election held on the 25th of February resulted in the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President of Nigeria. However, there has been widespread belief that the election was marred by electoral irregularities and allegations of rigging in favour of Tinubu. Two prominent figures, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, have contested the election results at the Presidential Election Petition Court.

Tinubu, Obi, and Atiku

The Five-Member Panel of the PEPC

The tribunal panel responsible for deciding the fate of the 2023 presidential election includes five esteemed judges. Justice Haruna Tsammani leads the panel. Other members of the panel include: Justice Stephen Adah (PJ of the Asaba division), Justice Monsurat O. Bolaji Yusuf (hailing from the Asaba division), Boloukuromo Moses Ugo (from the Kano division), and Justice Abba Mohammed (from the Ibadan division).

The Five-Member Panel of the PEPC

Rumours Making the Media Rounds: Alleged Judicial Influence and Resignation

In recent days, rumours surrounding the ongoing legal battle in the presidential election dispute have been swirling with intensity. One of the most concerning allegations is that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the declared President of Nigeria, is attempting to wield influence over the outcome of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) case and is purportedly resorting to tactics of intimidation against the judges.

A Twitter user, Umar Sani, made a startling claim that Justice Ugo, a member of the five-man panel presiding over the case, resigned because he believed that ruling in favour of Tinubu against those challenging his electoral victory would pose a grave threat to Nigeria’s democracy. The alleged content of Justice Ugo’s resignation letter points to a troubling assertion that he was asked to compromise the independence of the judiciary by ruling in favour of a particular candidate, widely speculated to be Tinubu. The Court of Appeal later debunked the news, describing it as a fake news.

Renowned investigative journalist David Hundeyin also took to Twitter to share a screenshot of a message he received from a source he deems reliable, one that has never been known to provide untruthful information. The content of the message alleges a disconcerting development: “The president just rose from a meeting with the Gov Ozidinma, DG SSS, Chairman ICPC, and instructed to go after the Tribunal Judges and including the lawyers of Atiku and Peter Obi.”

Different rumours have surfaced on various media platforms, suggesting that Tinubu and his associates are employing questionable tactics to sway the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court in their favour. Hon. Rilwan, a notable commentator, aired these allegations on social media, claiming that Tinubu is allegedly using the Department of State Services (DSS) to intimidate the judges and exert pressure on them to submit their judgments to Chief Justice Ariwoola before rendering the final verdict. The goal is to obtain a favourable judgment that would favour Tinubu’s presidency.

ReporteraNews’ Confirmation of Allegations

ReporteraNews has undertaken a rigorous investigative effort to unravel the truth behind the allegations of judicial pressure in favour of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Multiple and highly reliable sources from within the judiciary and the presidency have unveiled startling revelations that paint a concerning picture. These sources have confirmed the existence of a concerted effort by Tinubu and his henchmen to exert sinister influence over the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC). They are indeed mounting serious pressure on the tribunal judges through the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, in an attempt to sway the judgment in their favour.

ReporteraNews also confirmed a deeply troubling development surrounding the ongoing legal battle. Our reliable sources from within the judiciary and the presidency have shed light on a concerted effort by Bola Ahmed Tinubu to exert influence over the outcome of the case. The evidence suggests that Tinubu is attempting to manipulate the judicial process through Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, to secure a dismissal of certain cases related to the election dispute.

ReporteraNews can exclusively reveal that the pressure on the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) judges goes beyond mere influence, as shocking evidence indicates that they have been asked to submit their initial verdicts directly to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola. This clandestine request for review or re-evaluation of their judgments is believed to be a calculated move designed to tilt the scales of justice in favour of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The mounting pressure on the tribunal to sway the judgment in Tinubu’s favour has ignited a firestorm of public scrutiny, raising grave doubts about the sanctity of the judicial process and the integrity of Nigeria’s democratic institutions.

The Electoral Irregularities

Peter Obi emerged as a significant force in the 2023 election, gaining substantial support from the youth demographic and other parts of the population. Many Nigerians have refused to accept Tinubu as the legitimate president, referring to him as a mere placeholder or “INEC-declared president” when addressing him. This sentiment reflects the deep-rooted concerns over the fairness of the election and the legitimacy of Tinubu’s victory.

Tinubu’s Appeal to the Tribunal: Scared to Face Peter Obi?

During the ongoing legal battle surrounding the 2023 presidential election, a pivotal moment emerged when Bola Tinubu made an intriguing appeal to the justices of the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja. He urged them to exclude the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, and his party in the event of any rerun presidential election. Tinubu’s argument was based on the assertion that only he and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are constitutionally qualified to recontest, should the justices void the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

This appeal, however, sparked widespread speculation, raising a pertinent question: Could it be that Tinubu is apprehensive about facing Peter Obi, a candidate whom many or most Nigerians perceive as the rightful winner of the 2023 presidential election? The fact that Tinubu specifically requested to face only Atiku in a potential rerun has given rise to conjecture about the perceived strength and popularity of the Labour Party candidate.

Conclusion

The 2023 Nigerian Presidential Election has been mired in controversy, with allegations of electoral irregularities and undue pressure on the judiciary to sway the judgment in favour of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In the midst of swirling rumours and conflicting reports that have captivated the nation, ReporteraNews stands as a beacon of truth and integrity, bringing to light the verified and reliable evidence obtained from sources within the judiciary and the presidency.

As the nation eagerly anticipates the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), the spotlight remains firmly fixed on the sacred halls of justice, where the destiny of Nigeria’s democracy hangs in the balance. The very foundation of Nigeria’s democracy finds itself on trial. The outcome of this judicial crucible will not only determine the fate of the 2023 presidential election but will also leave an indelible mark on the nation’s history.

Amidst the cacophony of rumours and claims of pressure, it is imperative that the judiciary stands firm, impervious to influence, and resolute in its pursuit of truth. Nigeria watches with bated breath as the scales of justice tip, hoping that the resolution will herald a new era of transparency, fairness, and true representation of the people’s will. For now, the nation waits, hopeful yet cautious, as the spotlight shines brightly on the crucible of the judiciary, where the fate of the nation hangs in balance.

With the weight of public trust and the future of the judiciary resting upon their shoulders, the PEPC judges face an arduous task, charged with upholding the principles of justice, safeguarding the constitution, and preserving the spirit of democracy. With unwavering commitment to unbiased reporting, ReporteraNews continues its mission to safeguard the truth and uphold the principles of a transparent and accountable democracy.

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