Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the 2023 Presidential election, bringing to an end a legal challenge brought by his two main rivals, who challenged his victory as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate had challenged his victory stating that his emergence was marred by irregularities.
The seven-member court ruled against the opposition’s challenges of fraud and electoral law breaches during the election.
The apex court, in its lead judgement that was prepared and read by Justice Inyang Okoro, held that there was no merit in the petitions filed to nullify the outcome of the election.
The ruling confirmed Tinubu’s mandate to govern the country as his election can no longer be challenged in any other court following the decision of the Supreme Court on the matter.