BREAKING: Police Speak Ahead of Presidential Election Judgment

Sep 5, 2023 | Uncategorized

  • The Nigerian police force has sent a stern warning ahead of the presidential election petition court judgment on Wednesday
  • Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson of the force, said the police would not tolerate the spreading of fake news or any unguarded utterances
  • The PEPC has set Wednesday as the day for it to deliver judgment on the petitions it has heard against the outcome of the 2023 presidential election

The Nigerian police have issued a fresh warning against the spreading of unguided utterances and misinformation ahead of the judgment of the presidential tribunal on Wednesday.

The force’s public relations officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on the force’s Twitter page on Tuesday, September 5.

Police/Olumuyiwa Adejobi/Presidential Election Petition Court
Police warn against the spread of fake news, unguided utterances
Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Facebook

What police said about presidential tribunal judgment

He said:

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“The force will not condone activities capable of inciting violence or causing a descent into anarchy”.

According to Adejobi, the police have strengthened the country’s security architecture and stopped any attempted breakdown of law and order nationwide.

Adejobi warned that the force would not condone any inciting statements that could destabilise the country’s peace ahead of the tribunal judgment.

The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has fixed Wednesday to deliver its verdict on the series of petitions against the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

Tinubu, Atiku Obi to know fate on Wednesday

President Bola Tinubu was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 1, stating that he had met the requirements of the law.

However, the opposition parties and candidates, including Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party, are challenging the announcement at the tribunal.

The supporters of Atiku and Obi are full of the belief that the tribunal will sack President Tinubu. But the presidency has dismissed the insinuation, stating that President Tinubu was confidence of victory at the poll, because he truly won the election.

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