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General News of Tuesday, 27 June 2023


Tribunal: Prominent presidential candidate predicts outcome of Atiku, Peter Obi’s petition

Adewole Adebayo has questioned the justice system of the Judiciary in the ongoing petition Adewole Adebayo has questioned the justice system of the Judiciary in the ongoing petition

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Barr Adewole Adebayo, has given his prediction on the ongoing presidential election petition tribunal.

According to his tweet on Monday, June 26, Adebayo was not optimistic that the petitioners, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, would get justice.

He wrote: "As@atiku @OfficialPDPNig @PeterObi @NgLabour closed at Election Tribunal, it is fair to say that they have added new points to our jurisprudence but nothing to the course of justice: (a) non-issues (b)no evidence and (c)sure to lose even with a weak or no defence by @inecnigeria."

He further stated that: "Does the inevitable dismissal of these petitions mean the end of the duty incumbent on the Nigerian political class to reach a solid consensus that the electorate of Nigeria deserves a clean, clear, and credible election devoid of trauma and angst? I don't think so. We must meet."

Netizens react Meanwhile, some Nigerians took to the comment section of Barr Adebayo to air their views of his tweet.
_@rilwan_ola01 said: "It will be in your best interest if you can remove ESQ in front of your name, so that you don’t further taint the image of the judiciary. "Your qualification as a lawyer remains intact but the quality in the process to achieve the qualification might be put under spotlight."

A researcher of applied ethics and human rights activist, Victor Wolemonwu said:

Our beloved Esq. is so comfortable with the corrupt process that he is willing to stake everything to promote and protect it.

"As far as he is concerned, all is well. Nothing spoil! See excitement, na! Haha!"

Jackson Ude, a strategic communication expert said: "You just added ESQ to sound more stupid. Sometimes it is better to shut up. SDP Presidential candidate my ass!"