Tinubu’s victory: Court taking too long to decide on Atiku, Obi’s petitions – Cardinal Onaiyekan

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John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the former Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Abuja, said it is a pity that the Presidential Election Tribunal is taking long to decide on cases challenging the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect.

Cardinal Onaiyekan disclosed this on Thursday during a Channels Television Interview monitored by Bellnewsonline.com.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Tinubu the presidential election winner after scoring over 8 million votes.

However, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party are challenging Tinubu’s victory in court.

The court recently announced that it would commence on Monday, May 8th.

However, the Archbishop faulted the delay in the tribunal’s commencement.

He, however, added that he is still awaiting the court’s decision to determine the election’s winner.

“The election is not yet over. There are cases in court that have not been disposed of. That is why we are in an anomalous situation; we have a declared President-elect whose result is being challenged, and the court is handling it.

“I am entitled to take the position that I am still waiting for the court to determine who won the election.

“I am one of those who have been saying that it does not make much sense to swear in people when they are still in court.

“We have to review the election process to ensure we have a winner who will be sworn in and everybody would rally around.

“I can’t understand; I am not a legal man or judge; it is a pity that it is taking too long for the Court to make up their mind on this matter”, he said.

It is over 65 days since the Presidential election was conducted on February 25th, 2023.

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