Shocking Twist in Presidential Election Verdict: Atiku’s Camp Demands Answers Over Watermarked CTC Copies
In a stunning turn of events following the release of the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal’s judgment confirming Bola Tinubu as President, the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has raised serious concerns about the watermark present on the CTC copies.
In a statement released by Mr. Phrank Shaibu, Special Assistant on Public Communications to the former Vice President, the camp is urging the Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to clarify the ambiguity surrounding the watermark, as it has raised eyebrows among Nigerians.
The statement highlights several key questions, including why the copies of the judgment bear the header of the Tinubu Presidential Legal Team, while the copies provided to the petitioners did not. The camp is seeking answers as to whether the Tinubu legal team received special privileges from the court, leading to their early receipt of the CTC copies.
Furthermore, the statement suggests that there might have been external factors influencing the judgment, and it emphasizes the importance of ensuring the integrity of the judiciary, especially as the legal challenge moves to the Supreme Court.
This development adds an intriguing layer of complexity to the already contentious presidential election dispute, making it a critical issue to watch as it unfolds in the Supreme Court.