Keyamo Convinced Court Will Clear Tinubu of Alleged Wrongdoing in February Election
NEWS DIGEST – APC chieftain Festus Keyamo says he is convinced that the Nigerian court will exonerate the party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, of all alleged wrongdoing during the election.
On Tuesday, Labour Party’s Peter Obi approached the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to register his concerns about the election that produced Bola Tinubu as the next president of the country.
The party is seeking an overturn of the election results due to rigging and the electoral commission’s failure to follow the Electoral Act’s guidelines for conducting elections.
According to the suit submitted by Mr Obi’s legal team, the votes counted for Tinubu did not follow the legal process for computing results in ten states.
Mr Obi claimed that manipulated results in Rivers, Lagos, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, and Plateau influenced the outcome of the election.
Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, petitioned the Tribunal on Tuesday, requesting that the election that put Tinubu as president be declared null and void, and that INEC be ordered to hold a fresh election.
Keyamo, the spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, maintains that the upcoming proceeding provides a wonderful chance for Nigerians to understand that its candidate has always leaned on the side of the law. “I am excited about the issues raised in those Elections Petitions.”
Keyamo, who is also the Minister of State for Labour and Employment in Buhari’s government, says Nigerians have become victims of misinformation spread by opposition parties seeking to discredit the president-elect.
“All the deceit and lies and disinformation and misinformation about otherwise very simple and clear issues are about to be busted by our Law Lords,” Mr Keyamo tweeted early Wednesday.
“Nigerians will finally see a huge difference between calm, dispassionate adjudication of issues and all the hoopla caused by garrulous spokespersons shaking and falling on stage, ignorant TV hosts turned debaters, misinformed documentaries, illiterate tweeps and some dancing Hijabi mamas,” he added.