Babatunde Fashola, the former minister of housing and works, has clarified his role in the tribunal’s verdict.
Through his assistant, Fashola admitted that the claims that he wrote the tribunal’s judgment were untrue.
The former governor of Lagos State promised to bring legal action against individuals responsible for the inflammatory remarks while calling the viral rumors “baseless and defamatory.”
Former works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola has denied media claims that he was writing a ruling for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as incorrect.
Jackson Ude, a Twitter user, said that Fashola and several All Progressives Congress (APC) attorneys were drafting a ruling that the party in power intended to submit to the judge.
Clears the air around crafting a ruling for the presidential election tribunal
Hakeem Bello, Fashola’s special media adviser, disagreed, calling the accusation “baseless and defamatory” in a statement on Sunday, August 6.
According to a story from ThisDay, the former minister feared the accusations might be a part of a larger effort to weaken the judiciary and urged security authorities to take action against those involved.
According to the statement, “Fashola expressed his disappointment with the dissemination of this false information on social media platforms and has called on security agencies to take action against those responsible for spreading fake news.”
Obi, Atiku, or Tinubu? SDP presidential candidate forecasts tribunal verdict
Adewole Adebayo, the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) nominee for president in the 2023 elections, has commented on the potential verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal.
The 2023 election petition is one of the simplest to dispose of since 1999, the SDP candidate revealed on Twitter.
He admitted that the petitions put up by Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party lacked substance and were badly written.
In Peter Obi’s petition contesting Tinubu’s victory, the tribunal has reserved judgment.
The petition filed by Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, contesting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election, is still pending decision by the Abuja tribunal.
On Tuesday, August 1, the five judges, chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani, announced that the parties would be informed of the judgment date by the court.
Tinubu was the target of a petition that was filed by Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.