Some supporters of President Bola Tinubu, under the aegis of Niger Delta for Tinubu, have stormed the premises of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
The supporters of the President, dressed in branded black and red attire, mostly youths, were led to the tribunal by a former militant and an ally of Tinubu, Asari Dokubo.
They arrived at the Court of Appeal premises around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, holding placards, singing, and dancing.
Inscriptions on the placards read, ‘Niger Deltans stand with the mandate given to BAT by over 200 million Nigerians’, ‘President Tinubu loves Niger Delta’, and ‘Thank you Tinubu for restoring the Niger Delta Ministry’.
The much-anticipated ruling of the tribunal on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election will be delivered today, Wednesday, September 6, by the panel of tribunal judges.
It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission had on March 2 declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 25 polls.
However, the result was challenged in court by the Labour Party, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Allied Peoples Movement.
Premium Politics had reported that the Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari, on Monday, confirmed in a statement that judgement on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election would be delivered by the Tribunal today, Wednesday.
According to the statement, the judgment would be televised live however, access to the court premises would be strictly on accreditation as only accredited individuals, lawyers, and representatives of political parties would be allowed into the courtroom.