There is a sense of unease and apprehension as the much-anticipated Supreme Court judgment regarding the victory of President-elect Bola Tinubu draws near.
Today, Friday, the Supreme Court will make its decision on Tinubu’s triumph amidst allegations of double nomination involving his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
According to DAILY POST, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking the disqualification of Tinubu and Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima, citing double nomination as a violation of electoral laws.
The PDP’s appeal is based on the argument that the appellate court made a legal error by dismissing their appeal and affirming the judgment of a lower court, which deemed the suit incompetent and lacking in merit.
The ruling party has been accused of breaching the law by nominating Shettima as both the senatorial candidate for Borno Central and the vice-presidential candidate.
However, this imminent ruling is causing widespread panic among Nigerians, as it could have a significant impact on Tinubu’s planned inauguration as the next Nigerian president on May 29.
Chuks Ibegbu, a public affairs analyst, shared his thoughts ahead of the judgment, urging Nigerians not to resort to violence or unrest regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision.
Ibegbu stated, “The Supreme Court is the highest authority in the land. We should not be alarmed. Whatever decision they make is final. We hope their decision will uphold justice and be in the best interest of Nigeria.”
He also cautioned against allowing politicians to sow discord, emphasizing that Nigerians have common bonds and should not be divided by the actions of a few.
In conclusion, the Supreme Court’s impending decision on Tinubu-Shettima’s victory has generated anxiety among the populace. As the highest court in the land, the ruling will have significant implications for the inauguration of the President-elect. However, it is essential for Nigerians to remain law-abiding and not be manipulated into acts of violence. Unity and focus on shared interests should prevail over divisive politics.