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Tribunal: Over 100 Nigerians Sign Petition Demanding Justice

A petition requesting fairness and transparency in the ongoing hearings before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has received at least 100 signatures from Nigerians.

This is coming at a time when the tribunal is set to deliver the final judgement in a petition against President Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Atiku Abubakar, the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, and Peter Obi, the  Labour Party (LP) candidate, contested Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election held on February 25, 2023.

The Coalition of Concerned Nigerians (CCN) started the petition, which is addressed to a number of justices and reveals the frustrations and concerns that a sizable percentage of the population is experiencing.


The petition addressed to Hon. Justice Haruna Tsammani, reads: “We, the Coalition of Concerned Nigerians (CCN), write to you today with a deep sense of responsibility and a firm belief in the sanctity of justice.

“As the lead Judge of the esteemed panel of Judges entrusted with the critical task of adjudicating the 2023 presidential election petition, we implore you to honour and strictly abide by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to which you have all solemnly sworn allegiance.

“At this pivotal time in Nigeria’s history, we call upon you to prioritize the welfare and interests of our great nation above any individual concerns.

“Nigeria stands at a watershed at this moment, where citizens from all corners of our diverse nation have united to safeguard our democracy through free, fair, and credible elections. We trust in your wisdom and impartiality to recognize the gravity of this moment.

“It is crucial to note that invited and accredited election observers, such as the European Union mission, have presented detailed reports highlighting numerous aberrations before, during and after the elections.

“These reports, along with other substantial evidence, have been diligently presented before this tribunal. We beseech you to consider these vital pieces of evidence and apply the law with the utmost objectivity and fairness.

“The judiciary holds the sacred responsibility of being the last hope of the common man. Nigerians at home and abroad anxiously look forward to you for justice in this unprecedented and distinct election.

“Your decisions will profoundly impact the course of our nation’s future. This is a golden opportunity for each of you to etch your names in the annals of Nigerian history by upholding the principles of justice and equity.

“In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” As guardians of justice, we implore you to recognize the profound importance of your role and the impact it has on our society as a whole.

“By delivering a just and unbiased verdict, you will not only uphold the principles of justice but also inspire faith and confidence in our judiciary. Justice delayed is justice denied. Let us unite in our pursuit of a Nigeria where justice prevails, and democracy thrives.”

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