The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will address a world press conference today, Thursday, September 7, 2023, to react to the ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) upholding the victory of President Bola Tinubu.
The tribunal, at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Wednesday ruled that the petition filed by Atiku and Obi and their parties had no merit and unanimously upheld Tinubu’s electoral victory in the February 25 presidential election.
The five-member panel dismissed the petitions presented by Atiku and Obi against the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The judgment was delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, assisted by other members of the panel-Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo and Abba Mohammed
Not satisfied by the ruling, Atiku, who is a former Vice President, alongside the PDP’s Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umar Damagun, said they will be addressing a world press on the development.
The conference billed to hold at the NEC Hall, located on the ground floor of the PDP National Headquarters, will start by 2:30 pm
The invite sent to journalists by the party’s National Director of Publicity read, “Hello Gentlemen of the Press, good evening.
“This is to invite you to a press briefing to be addressed by the Acting National Chairman, Ambassador Umar Iliya Damagun and PDP Presidential Candidate, H.E. Atiku Abubakar, GCON.”