Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, and Peter Obi, a representative of the Labour Party (LP), who is Atiku’s main rival in the 2023 election, are not present at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, where a decision on their petitions is to be made.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and other key members of the ruling party are there, along with Vice President Kashim Shettima.
Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State, is the only significant PDP politician who is now in court.
Julius Abure, the party’s national chairman, was in charge of representing the Labour Party.
The Tribunal members, under the direction of Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, have arrived as of the time of this report to render decisions on the three petitions.
Peter Obi and the Labour Party filed a petition, and Justice Tsammani has ordered that the verdict in that petition be delivered first.
To attend the G20 conference, President Tinubu has come to New Delhi, India.