A Few Hours After His Aide Criticized INEC, Osibanjo Speaks On Tinubu’s PEPT Victory

Former Nigerian vice president, Yemi Osibanjo has broken silence on the victory of president Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).

The Reliant News had reported that the PEPT on 6th of September, squashed various petitions by opposition parties challenging the presidential victory of president Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Nigeria’s 2023 general elections.

Professor Yemi Osibanjo who had been reticent on the political developments in the country since his bowing out at the end of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osibanjo tenure, congratulated the current Nigeria’s president over his recent victory at the PEPT.

In a statement he released on his Facebook page, former vice president Yemi Osibanjo described the validation of president Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential victory by the PEPT as a win for Nigeria’s democracy and rule of law

““This ruling is a great victory for Nigeria’s constitutional democracy and it’s rule of law. The practice of democracy in our nation has been further strengthened by the fact that all parties faithfully followed the electoral process according to the law and relied on our courts in the event of dispute”, he wrote.

This comes a few hour his former aide, Laolu Akande blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the dwindling faith in the Nigeria’s electoral system. Akande who spoke on Channels tv argued that INEC reneging on its promise to electronically transmit elections results from polling units across the country to its central server, is the reason many question the credibility of the 2023 presidential election.

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