The Supreme Court of Nigeria has officially affirmed Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria, after a series of legal battles and appeals, culminating in a resounding declaration by the highest court in the land.
Supreme Court resolves that the $460,000 drug forfeiture issue in favour of Tinubu was not in Atiku’s initial petition, hence struck out.
Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and other political figures raised questions about the legitimacy of Bola Tinubu’s presidency.
The Supreme Court judges were united in their decision, emphasizing the solid legal foundation upon which it stated that 25% votes of FCT aas not mandatory for declaration of candidate as winner.
The judiciary’s insistence on upholding the rule of law was clearly demonstrated throughout the legal battles as it dismisses Peter Obi and LP’s Appeal for lack of merit.
This ruling not only legitimizes Bola Tinubu’s presidency but also sets a substantial precedent for future cases involving election disputes in Nigeria. It underscores the need for all parties to adhere to established legal procedures and provide compelling evidence when contesting electoral outcomes.
The rulling emphasizes the importance of transparent and fair legal processes and reinforces the rule of law in Nigeria’s democratic system. The affirmation of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s President will undoubtedly shape the country’s political discourse and governance for the foreseeable.