By Chioma Obinagwam
Amid anxiety over the announcement of the verdict of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), a tweep has given a hint of a likely date.
Confiance News gathered from the official Twitter handle of Serah Ibrahim on Monday.
She said: “Members of the inner and outer bar, WE HAVE A DATE.
The Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has set September 16 2023 as the Judgement date for the Peter Obi and Labour Party’s case against Bola Tinubu, INEC, Shettima and APC
Sept 16 is also the Judgement date for the PDP’s case of Atiku against APC, INEC and Tinubu
We have a date, and just like I predicted, the judges have chosen to go with the last day of the given 180 days for the PEPT which is Sept 16, 2023
I hope you are all ready.
SEPT 16 2023, I want to see ENERGY.”
Her post, however, sparked reactions among tweeps.
Newsplug said:”Ladies and gentlemen. We await the final verdict. Nah that day we go decide if this country is finally finished completely.”
Some tweeps opine that there will be an appeal at the Supreme court.
Captain Slim appears to be part of the group looking forward to an appeal. He said,”Either way, the case is going to be appealed. There’s more waiting till supreme court determination.”
According to RowStreet, “We are waiting to see how corrupt Nigeria judiciary is it’s now or never #AllEyesOnTheJudiciary.”
Knight of the Lord Less said ,”We have A date!
No wonder Atiku activated vawulence today!”
However, the Secretary of the PEPC panel, Barrister Josephine J. Ekperobe reacting to the news said that no date has been fixed yet.
Confiance News also learnt that in line with the Nigerian Electoral Act, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has 180 days to determine the petitions challenging the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Confiance News recalls that PEPT commenced its hearing on May 23, 2023, after giving three weeks to Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, to prove his case. However, the PEPT is expected to end its trials on or before November 19, 2023.