JUST IN; PEPT judgement was perfect – PDP chieftain opens up
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Charles Idahosa, has hailed the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Idahosa, a member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP representing the South-South zone, said the judgement was clear and unambiguous.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal a week ago upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu, striking out petitions by Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
Obi and Atiku and their respective political parties had approached the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
Idahosa, who was a former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, spoke to journalists in Benin on Tuesday.
“The PEPT judgement is perfect. The election was a victim of the social media. A lot of things happen on social media that you cannot verify.
“How can somebody tell me that if you don’t win Abuja, you will not win the presidency?
“Are people from Abuja different from other Nigerians? I don’t understand why people view the PEPT judgement with sentiments.
“Some said there is a watermark on the verdict paper… I have read the judgement and it is very clear, not ambiguous. I believe that President Tinubu will make Nigeria great again,” he said.